Douglas Seth enjoys a diverse career as a performer, arranger, composer, and teacher. Douglas has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary and has appeared on both TV and radio. His guitar works have been published through Mel Bay Publications and arrangements featured in professional off-Broadway productions.
Douglas has been a featured clinician and performer at various classical guitar festivals covering wide ranging topics from flamenco guitar to Baroque ornamentation. In 2017, he released New Music for Solo Guitar, a classical guitar recording premiering his original compositions as well as published Progressive Character Pieces for the Beginner Classical Guitarist Vol. 1, a collection of original student pieces.
As a member of the fusion project, Mosaic String Duo, he co-wrote and recorded the album, Dead Reckoning along with Chris Braddock. In 2018, a Mosaic String Duo composition, Mudejar, was premiered as a double concerto by the Wilmington Community Orchestra. Seth along with Braddock were featured soloists at the premiere.
Douglas holds a Master of Music degree from Austin Peay State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. During this time, he also attended el Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales (IUDEM) in Caracas, Venezuela. Before moving to Delaware, Douglas directed a thriving guitar program at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Florida, where he was also the music department chairperson. Currently, he is teaching at the Guitar Academy of Southern Delaware which Douglas founded in 2010, and Salisbury University.
About Douglas Seth
Progressive Character Pieces for the Beginner Classical Guitarist, Vol. 1
These progressive character pieces for the beginner classical guitarist were born out of necessity from my own teaching practice. I found the existing literature for classical guitar to be insufficient in engaging younger students. The literature was too sterile while not reflecting my own technical approach to the instrument. Through these extremely simple pieces, I have sought to create an approach which allows the student to systematically learn basic music reading in the 1st position while learning music rather than exercises. The titles will help students personalize each piece and allow for deeper engagement.