Doug Neill was an Orchestra Instructor with Moorhead Public Schools, where he taught from 2002 until retiring in spring 2020. Prior to his tenure in Moorhead, Mr. Neill taught beginning band in Detroit Lakes, MN, and band/choir/ elementary music in Lake Park/Audubon, MN. Mr. Neill holds degrees in Music Education from North Dakota State University, where he studied tuba with Orville Eidem, and a Master’s in Music Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. During his years at North Dakota State, he spent part of two summers studying at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute with the Empire Brass and their tubist Samuel Pilafian. Mr. Neill has been the Principal Tubist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony since 1981 and also plays bass in various jazz and rock groups throughout the region, including Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. Mr. Neill is currently adjunct instructor of low brass and electric bass at MSUM and adjunct instructor of electric bass, tuba, and euphonium at Concordia College, and adjunct instructor of bass at NDSU. He lives in Moorhead with his wife, Laurie.