Douglas Mapp

Douglas Mapp

Douglas Mapp
Professor, Jazz Studies- Bass

Douglas Mapp

Contact Info
856-256-4500 x53591
Wilson Hall, 120


Bassist Douglas Mapp is at home in many styles of music ranging from classical to jazz and Broadway to contemporary classical. The list of artists that he has performed, recorded and toured with includes Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Natalie Cole, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Ernie Watts, Lana Del Rey, Earth Wind and Fire, R Kelly, and Jeff Majors. He is a regular member of the Vezinho/Ward Big Band

He is the principal bassist of the Reading Symphony and Assistant Principal of the Delaware Symphony. He performs regularly with some of the regions premiere ensembles including the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Relâche Ensemble, Orchestra 2001, Opera Philadelphia, and the Harrisburg Symphony. He has performed as substitute bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra both at home and on tour. He has performed as a soloist with many of the groups with which he performs, including his spring 2015 performance of the Bottesini Grand Duo Concertante with the Reading Symphony.

His publishing company, Douglas Mapp Music has been helping bassists to solve the age-old dilemma of solo versus orchestra tuning for over twenty years with piano parts written in keys that fit with standard orchestral tuning. He is a past-president of the International Society of Bassists and chaired the 2015 ISB convention at Colorado State University.

His private students have been accepted to and attended some of the graduate institutions including the Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, The Peabody Conservatory, The University of North Texas, and Temple University. They can be found performing or orchestra in the region and around the country.

Mr. Mapp is a graduate of the University of the Arts and Temple University where his primary teachers were Neil Courtney and John Hood.

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