Bill Douglas is a bassoonist-pianist-composer who toured and recorded for 30 years with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. As a bassoonist, he has played with the Toronto and New Haven Symphonies, and has recorded 3 RCA albums with Peter Serkin and Tashi. As a jazz pianist, he has toured and recorded with vibraphonist Gary Burton and bassist Eddie Gomez. In 1994, SOCAN, the Canadian equivalent of ASCAP and BMI, presented him with their Classical Composer of the Year award. His compositions have been performed by major orchestras and chamber groups around the world. He taught at Cal Arts for 7 years and Naropa University for 34 years. 13 CDs of his music are available, several of which feature Ars Nova Singers.