Douglas Worthen | School of Music | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Douglas Worthen

Assistant Professor, Flute and Music History

Douglas Worthen

218 Altgeld

Since joining the SIUC School of Music faculty in 2008, Douglas Worthen has performed numerous concerts in the United States and abroad, and released two commercially available recordings. Highlighting his performance career, Worthen was invited to join the Lucerne Festival Strings (Switzerland) on three programs, including Bernard Haitink’s internationally acclaimed masterclasses. After touring with Red Cedar Chamber Music, Worthen recorded works of Kaspar Kummer with the ensemble for the Fleur de Son label, performing the program in Manchester, UK, for the British Flute Society International Convention. His recording of works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier with harpsichordist Ursula Duetschler for Musica Omnia has received critical acclaim in both the American Record Guide and European publications. In May of 2011, Worthen presented concerts in NanNing and GuangXi, China. He coaches for the prestigious Kammermusik chamber music program in Santa Fe, New Mexico summers, and will again perform with the Kingsbury Baroque Ensemble at Washington University during the 2012-2013 season. On campus, he has performed with the Altgeld Chamber Players, and has been an active contributor to the annual Outside The Box new music festival.

In addition to his professional activity as a flutist, Worthen conducts the Southern Illinois Flute Choir. He has also established a Semiotic Analysis Forum on campus to which he has contributed a number of articles and resources, and has taken an active role in the open-source web publications of OpenSIUC. Under his supervision, SIUC Music graduate student’s papers have attained the distinction of having some of the most downloads of the entire University’s repository. He is a board member of the Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society, and he is the faculty advisor of the Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity. He is an editor for Falls House Press, a music publishing company and affiliate of Theodore Presser.

Prior to joining the SIUC School of Music faculty, Worthen has been on the faculties of the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, Bowdoin College, Walnut Hill School, and the Phillips Exeter Academy. Worthen has performed and recorded with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, the Mannheim Quartet, and other ensembles in New England. His recording of Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s works for flute and piano for Leonarda Records with Janice Weber, and his solo tours to Russia, Central Europe, Canada, and Japan highlight his former musical accomplishments. {B.M., BME, Hartt School of Music; M. M. New England Conservatory; D.M.A., Hartt School of Music.)

Kaspar Kummer (1795-1870) Etude

Adolf Terschak (1832-1901) Etude

Andersen: Andante cantabile

Kummer: Vivace