The compositions of Douglas Hedwig have been performed throughout the U.S., Italy, England, Scotland, Belgium, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia. He is a winner of both the Gaetano Amadeo Prize (Italy) and The American Prize, and is recipient of awards and honors from the Siena Art Institute (Italy), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Prior to turning his full creative attention to composition in 2012, he was a trumpet player with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 27 years. Dr. Hedwig is Professor Emeritus at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, and former faculty at The Juilliard School. His CD recording, Vibrant Colors: The Brass Music of Douglas Hedwig (MSR Classics label) was released internationally in late 2022 and his symphony, Journey in 4 Movements will premiere with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera in March 2013.