Douglas Nottingham, Dr

Douglas Nottingham

Residential Facultydouglas-nottingham

Department: Performing Arts

Contact Information

Campus: Main

Office Number: MU2-154


Phone number: (623) 845-3723

Office Hours

Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., in-person room MU2-154, by appointment

Tuesday, 10:40 - 11:40 a.m., virtual drop-in (no appointment needed) (Zoom Link) Meeting ID: 602 799 8845 password: music

Wednesday, 5 - 6 p.m., in-person room MU2-154 (for percussionists only)

Thursday, 10:40 - 11:30 a.m., virtual drop-in (no appointment needed)

Friday, 10 - 11 a.m., virtual by appointment



Douglas Nottingham has been active throughout the U.S. as a percussionist, performance artist, composer, music educator, recording artist and producer. As a performer he is experienced in diverse genres, running the gamut from symphony orchestras to jazz groups, contemporary chamber music to multi-media ensembles and original heavy metal bands to ethnomusicological ensembles. As a music educator he has enjoyed teaching all levels of students from elementary through graduate school.

As a solo percussionist and member of Phoenix’s Crossing 32nd Street and the New Mexico-based LINKS Ensemble he has specialized in the performance of contemporary chamber works; This has led to rewarding collaborations, commissions and recordings with notable composers and performers from the US and abroad. He has appeared as featured artist at the conventions and symposia including the World Dance Alliance, Percussive Arts Society, the Society of Composers, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, the International Computer Music Conference and the Society of American Music. His recordings appear on the Neuma, Nonsequitor, Stradivarius and Wergo labels, among others.

Dr. Nottingham is a faculty member at Glendale Community College, where he teaches music theory, electroacoustic music, digital recording, and courses in the Music Industry Studies program. At GCC he also teaches applied percussion and directs the award-winning Glendale Community College Percussion Ensemble. In addition to his chamber, solo and creative research, he performs with the marimba groups Vespus and the Sonoran Marimba Band, the transmedia electronica collective pincushioned and the (in)famous avant-garde heavy metal vaudeville rock group, Skümbââg.