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about Doug Zangar

As a guitarist, Doug has worked with Pavarotti, Vic Damone, Diahann Carrol, Steve Allen, Pat Boone, Florence Henderson, Roger Williams, Joel Grey, The 5th Dimension, the Shirelles, the Drifters and the Clayton/Hamilton Big Band. He has performed at private functions for such luminaries as Paloma Picasso, Alexander Julian, Bill Gates, and Vanna White.

Recordings include the CDs Homeless for the Holidaze (guitar, arranger, and co-producer), She's Lost the Sun (guitar and arranger) and early Jazz Police CDs.


As a composer/producer/guitarist he has created soundtracks for numerous commercials and industrial videos for clients including Island International/Black Raven Press, Alaska Airlines, Uwajimaya, Washington Dairy Association and the cities of Bellevue and Everett.
Film scoring includes the independent films Mother's Day, Tiptoes, A Beautiful Thing and two Seattle Fly Film Festival films: Capitol Hill and Anatomy of a Fly.


He is active in the education system teaching courses for the Seattle Film Institute masters program in film composition (Logic Pro and Ear Training) and the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (Logic Pro). He is a former music department affiliate faculty member at Shoreline Community College, having taught a variety of courses and private instruction on guitar.

He has been an certified Apple trainer for Logic Pro since 2004. He teaches Apple certified courses at Discovery Tools and also works with private clients. In 2006 he formed and still leads the Seattle Logic User Group, comprised of Seattle area composers using Logic Pro as their software of choice.

He is the author of 19 music software video tutorial series for Groove3.com on Logic Pro, MainStage, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase. Softube Amps, the Z3TA+2 synthesizer, Ear Training and iOS programs Logic Pro Remote and Apogeeā€™s Maestro.


Doug holds an M.M. in Film Composition from the Seattle Film Institute, studying with Hummie Mann and a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts (jazz performance) whose faculty then included Marius Nordal, Gary Peacock and Art Lande.




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