Douglas Droste- 2020 North Dakota All-State Orchestra Director

Douglas Droste is Artistic Director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Director of Orchestras at Ball State University, and Conductor of the Music for All Summer Symposium Youth Orchestra.


Droste's guest conducting appearances include the INSO-Lviv Symphony (Ukraine), and the orchestras of Kansas City, Indianapolis, Columbus, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Midland-Odessa, Fox Valley (IL), Chappaqua (NY), and Amarillo Virtuosi.


A dedicated advocate of music education, Droste regularly conducts youth orchestras and is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the country. He has conducted the all-state orchestras of North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana, Alaska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Upcoming engagements include the all-state orchestras of Florida and North Dakota, and the Music for All Honor Orchestra of America. Droste is a Yamaha Artist and Master Educator.


A talented violinist, Droste has performed with the orchestras of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Nashville, Memphis, Lubbock, and the Lancaster Festival. He is also skilled on viola, trumpet, and as a tenor. Droste holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Texas Tech University.