Douglas R. Ewart - Résumé

Douglas Ewart
3714 17th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407-2808
612/722-0910 612/722-1870/fax

Principal Instruments:
Saxophones, clarinets, bassoon,
concert & bamboo flutes (shakuhachi, nay, panpipes),
drums (nyahbingi, repeater, bass)


Shakuhachi & bamboo flutes,
percussion & leather instruments,
instrument harnesses,
drums (nyahbingi, repeater, bass),
rainsticks, kinetic sound sculptures


 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL  Present-1990
 ArtStart, Minneapolis, MN  Present- 1991
 COMPAS, St. Paul, MN  Present- 1991
 MacPhail Center for Arts, Minneapolis, MN  Present- 1991
 COMPAS, St. Paul, MN  Present- 1990
 Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education  Present- 1990
 Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN  1995


Muhal Richard Abrams, AIR, Fred Anderson Sextet, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, Alvin Curran, Anthony Davis, Robert Dick, Kalaparusha Ara Difda, Von Freeman, Joseph Jarman, George Lewis, Amina Myers, Roscoe Mitchell, James Newton, Rufus Reid, Bea Richards, Leo Smith, Cecil Taylor, Richard Teitelbaum, Henry Threadgill, Rita Warford, Faye Washington


Nyahbingi Drum Choir Present-1986
Clarinet Choir Present-1981
Inventions Present-1974
Quadrasect 1982-1975
Elements 1974-1971
Cosmic Musicians 1970-1967


Moers International Festival Moers, Germany
University of Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rio de Janerio, Bahia, & Sao Paulo  Brazil
Tokyo Broadcasting System Tokyo, Japan
Ethnic Music Center Perth, Australia
National Theater of Cuba Havana, Cuba
Air Com Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art Stockholm, Sweden
Institute of Contemporary Art London, England
Leverkusener Jazz Festival Dusseldorf, Germany
Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation Jamaica, West Indies
American Center Paris, France: Berlin, Germany: Tokyo, Japan


Mobius Boston, MA
Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, LA
Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN
Lincoln Park Zoo & Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, IL
Merkin Hall New York, NY
Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul, MN
Public Theater, The Kitchen, Carnegie Hall New York, NY
Painted Bride Philadelphia, PA
Creative Arts Collective Detroit, MI
1750 Art Street Berkeley, CA
WLRN-FM New Music Performance Miami, FL
KOPN-FM Ionizations Columbia, MO





Japan Creative Arts Fellowship
Research study regarding Japanese shakuhachi flute construction, performance, and history.
Instructors: R. Muira: A. Nakamura; K. Yokoyama
Tokyo, Japan
Governor's State University
Park Forest South, IL
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM) Chicago, IL
Vandercook College of Music Chicago, IL
Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
A.A. Degree



  • Bush Artist Fellowship, 1997
  • Minnesota Composer Forum/McKnight Composers Fellowship, 1994
  • IntermediaArts/ McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship, 1992
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Composers Fellowship, 1992
  • U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, 1987


  • Jerome Foundation, 1997 & 1996
  • St. Paul Companies' Leadership Initiatives In Neighborhoods, 1996
  • Meet The Composer/Arts Midwest Grant, 1995
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Collaboration Grant, 1995
  • Meet The Composer Commissioning Program, 1993
  • Minnesota Composers Forum/Jerome Composers Grant, 1993
  • National Endowment for the Arts, Inter-Arts Special Project Grant, 1990
  • Chicago Artists Abroad, 1989
  • Chicago Office of Fine Arts Neighborhood Arts Project, 1991-84


  • Art Institute of Chicago's Faculty Exchange Program, San Juan & Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1993 & Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1992
  • Bouvelard Arts Center's Outstanding Service to Children Award, 1989
  • Mayor Harold Washington's Outstanding Artist Award, 1986
  • Norfolk State University's Eminent Scholar Award, 1985
  • First Prize, Sculpture Category, 1990 & 1986: First Prize, Mixed Media Category, 1992- Second Prize, Sculpture Category, 1989, Black Creativity Exhibition
  • Sculpture Chicago '83!, Sculpture Category, 1983

  • "Songs From Our Children" Lyndale Community Neighborhood Association, 1992
  • "Niagara Falls" Meet The Composer/Reader's Digest Commissioning Program, 1992
  • "Tribute To The Native American" West Bank School of Music, 1992
  • "Mississippi Montage" Mississippi Creative Arts School, 1992
  • "Protusions" Atlanta jazz Festival, 1990
  • "Mars Blues" & "Fire This Time" Jazz Institute of Chicago, 1988
  • "One Man Dies" Movie Soundtrack, 1986
  • "Top Hat" score for play written by Paul Carter Harrison, 1986

  • Bartram Gardens Housing Project & Elementary School, Phil., PA
  • The International Institute of Integral Human Service, Inc. Midwest Chapter St. Cloud, MN
  • The Naropa Institute Boulder, CO
  • Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
  • COMPAS St. Paul, MN
  • Gallery 37 & Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, IL
  • South Dakota Public Schools' World Instrument Residency Rapid City, SD
  • ArtStart Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  • Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul, MN

  • Louisiana Nature Center New Orleans, LA
  • University of Illinois Unit One Champaign, IL
  • Washington Performing Arts & Smithsonian Institute Washington, DC
  • Art Park Lewiston, NY
  • Northwestern University Evanston, IL
  • University of Chicago Chicago, IL
  • Banff Center for the Arts Banff, Canada

  • Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (A.A.C.M.) Present-1967
    President 1986-1979
    Vice-President 1978
    Board of Directors 1986-1981
    Instructor Present-1977
  • Chicago Office of Fine Arts Advisory Panel 1990-1983
  • DuSable Museum Genealogy Club, Member Present-1982
  • Great Lakes Arts Alliance Meet the Composers/Midwest Advisory Panel 1984-1983
  • Illinois Arts Council Artist-in -Residence Panel Member 1983
  • Loop College Music Club 1974-1971
    President 1973
    Secretary 1972
    Tutor 1974-1971
  • Meet The Composer, Inc. National Advisory Board Present-1985
  • Minnesota Composers Forum Board Member Present-1981
  • Minneapolis Drum Center/Cultural Center of Minnesota Board Member Present-1994*
  • National Endowment for the Arts 1992-1984
  • New Music Performance & Chamber Music Panel 1984-1981
  • Music Program/jazz Panel 1984-1979,
  • Interdisciplinary Panel 1992-1990
  • New Music America Board of Directors & Steering Committee Member 1984-1979
  • Operation Crossroads Africa Associate Member