August 11, 2020

Gately Serves as Music Adjudicator and Clinician in Norfolk

Doug Gately recently participated in the Festivals of Music at Norfolk State University as an adjudicator and clinician for visiting high school bands and orchestras. Young musicians from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia were represented. A goal is to help in the recruiting efforts for the Music Department of the University of Mary Washington.

Music Faculty Volunteer in the Community

Music Department Faculty members Doug Gately and Paul Rawlins recently performed for Garden Week in the courtyard of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center as part of the department’s community outreach program.

Gately Performs Composition in World Premiere

Doug Gately performed with the Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony on Jan. 31, 2016. The program, Muy Caliente, featured Doug as a flute soloist performing his compositions Escapade of the Mind and the world premiere of Margaritas, a composition for flute and Wind Symphony.


Doug Gately Performs with the National Symphony

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music, performed with the The National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Fantasia was the featured guest. The soulful songstress and American Idol winner performed timeless standards and favorites from her Broadway turns in The Color Purple and After Midnight. Doug also recently performed with the Piedmont Symphony presenting Respighi’s The Pines of Rome.

Gately to Premiere Two Compositions

Doug Gately will be Artist-Composer in Residence in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. on April 27 and 28. He will perform and premiere two of his Concert Band compositions. Doug will be working with UMW Alumnus and Band Director, Hollie Writtenberry Lewis.

Gately Performs with Family Guy Creator

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music, recently  performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in a special Valentine’s Day concert. The performance featured Seth McFarlane singing songs that have become romantic standards. Seth McFarlane-Family Guy creator- is an actor, animator, comedian, director, and screenwriter. As a singer, his debut  albums have earned him two Grammy nominations.

University Jazz Ensemble to Perform Benefit Concert, Nov. 8

The University of Mary Washington Jazz Ensemble will perform a charity concert to raise money for UMW music scholarships, as well as for Rappahannock Legal Services, a local nonprofit that works to bring civil legal aid to low-income individuals. The concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, and tickets cost $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. The proceeds are split between the UMW Jazz Ensemble and Rappahannock Legal Services. The students of the UMW Jazz Ensemble will play jazz standards, followed by an informal “jam session,” in which any musicians in attendance are invited to join the Jazz Ensemble. President Rick Hurley will be conducting the performance. “It’s always great to present some music and educate the students to the different styles of playing,” Doug Gately, director of the Jazz Ensemble said. “But probably more important, this event is to help the legal services in the Fredericksburg area for folks who do not have access to legal aid, and, two, it is to help the students to raise money for scholarships.” The University is hosting the event along with the Fredericksburg Bar Association.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the UMW Department of Music, performed with the the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of the 2014–2015 season with its annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. The program featured Emmy Award winning actress and singer Nicole Parker currently in the national tour of Wicked and Broadway and opera sensation Christopher Johnstone, in the national tour of Evita.

Doug Gately Performs with Glee’s TV Star, Matthew Morrison

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in music, recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra featuring vocalists Matthew Morrison and Tony Award winning Laura Benanti.  Morrison performs on Broadway and is the star of the hit television show, Glee. The NSO concert, conducted by Steven Reineke, was held at Wolf Trap.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil De Cou at Wolf Trap on June 20.  The program, “Pixar in Concert,”  featured 14 films that Pixar Animation Studios has produced. Collectively, this music has won three Academy Awards, 10 Oscar nominations, and 10 Grammy Awards. The music with film included Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatuoille, A Bugs Life, Wall-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Brave, Monsters Inc. and Monsters University.