Doug SchultzDance Training:
Berklee College of Music, Bard College: BA
Adelphi University*, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Academy East*, Ballet Arts, Bard College, The Joffrey School, Martha Graham School, Merce Cunningham School, NYU, Steps on Broadway*
Class and Rehearsal Pianist: ABT, Guest Company Pianist: Dance Theater of Harlem, Company Pianist: The Joffrey Ballet
Dance related composition:
Mr. Schultz has composed numerous dance works performed at the Bard College Dance Dept., and more recently, "Ragtime Suite", performed at the Steps studios. He composed music for Jan Miller's two volume ballet video "Beginnings..." and has composed prolifically for ballet class. Some of his work can be heard on the ballet CDs he has recorded for Cynosura Sound.
In addition to private teaching, Mr. Schultz has taught both remedial music and music for dancers at Bard College, and has taught both piano and compositions at the French American School of Music at Carnegie Hall Studios.
Since 1996 Mr. Schultz has been composing, arranging, and performing ballet class music for his record label, Cynosura Sound. Outside of dance, he plays piano and organ at Good Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church. In addition to improvising/performing liturgical music, he accompanies both choir and solo vocalists, and participates in concerts held at this fine musical venue.
Mr. Schultz's ballet (and modern) classes draw on over thirty years experience in dance, both as class and rehearsal pianist. He is equally at home playing excerpts from ballet and opera, classical music, his own compositions, or improvising. His compositions and improvisations reflect many vocabularies, drawing inspiration variously from baroque, classical, romantic, twentieth century "contemporary", and jazz vocabularies.