Dorothy Douthit is a violinist/ violist
who holds two Bachelors degrees in both performance and music
education from Michigan State University. She began her formal
studies at the age of nine, and is a graduate of the Interlochen
Arts Academy located in Northern Michigan where she studied
violin with Paul Statsky and Rosemary Malachi. She then attended
Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music where she began studying
the viola with Arthur Klima, and chamber music with Richard
Roberts of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. She later transferred
to Michigan State University to study viola with Lyman Bodman
and Chamber Music with the Julliard String Quartet.
A Texas transplant, Dorothy spent her formative years in the
Midwest studying classical music at various academies and
conservatories, but she arrived in Texas as soon as she could.
and enamored by the people and cultures of Texas and the Southwest,
Ms. Douthit has been involved in every aspect of its musical
traditions, from implementing full-scale Mariachi programs
in the Texas public schools (1994), to framing Western Heritage
with her fiddle and her chuck wagon, Fiddle
Fire. She has performed in local symphony orchestras
for Abilene, Big Spring and San Angelo, Texas. She proudly
served the San Angelo Symphony for 22 years, where she held
the position of principal violist.
Here are some links to Dorothy
Douthit's current and former projects, interests, and affilliations.
She hopes you will enjoy, for joy is the basis of all music.