Douglas Auwarter

Adjunct Associate Professor, Music

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Doug Auwarter is a teacher and much sought-after drumset artist doing performances, clinics, and private teaching. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Johnson County Community College. He was a former faculty member at Missouri Western State University and Northwest Missouri State University. He has maintained a private studio at Explorers Percussion since 1991.

In the last two decades, he has become known as a source for information on Cuban and Brazilian music. He has performed in numerous festivals in the US, Brazil, Montreux, Switzerland and Marciac, France with notable American as well as Brazilian jazz musicians.

Doug is the author of two method books: “Essential Latin Styles for the Drumset,” a method book which offers a detailed, yet succinct study of the various musical styles of Cuba and Brazil as interpreted on the drumset, and “Essential Rock for the Drumset, a complete study of the rhythms, styles, and techniques of rock drumming. He has written extensively on these topics in numerous magazines and professional journals.

In Kansas City, he performs regularly with the Sons of Brasil as well as local jazz notables including Angela Hagenbach, Joe Cartwright, Rich Hill, and many others. His work may be heard on recent recordings by The Sons of Brasil, Angela Hagenbach, Karrin Allyson, and Joe Cartwright, among others.

Doug is a Paiste Cymbal artist.