Douglas Lundeen originally trained as an opera singer with Frank Baselice of the Metropolitan Opera. Self-taught on the French horn, he won First Prize for solo natural horn in the 1987 American Horn Competition.
Since then Dr. Lundeen has played principal horn with period instrument orchestras in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Princeton, Vancouver and Washington, DC under such conductors as Hogwood, Norrington, Brüggen, Parrott, and Koopman.
He has been a featured recitalist and master clinician at many conferences of the International Horn Society and the International Early Brass Society. Dr. Lundeen has been a featured artist/clinician in China at the Beijing Central Conservatory and the International French Horn Arts Festival in Tianjin.
On the modern horn, he has soloed and played principal horn with orchestras in Costa Rica, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh as well as on Broadway. Dr. Lundeen is professor emeritus at Rutgers University, having retired in July 2023 after 25 years of teaching in the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has recordings on the Sony, Newport Classics, Musical Heritage Society, and Centaur labels.