American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost has led orchestras and opera companies on four continents, consistently thrilling audiences and inspiring musicians.

His advocacy for music goes far beyond the podium through dynamic outreach initiatives, innovative media, and advocacy for emerging conductors and vocalists.


'superb musical pedigree'

Maestro Kinney Frost has conducted the world's finest musical institutions including
LA Opera, Baltimore Symphony, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. He has appeared with many esteemed international instrumental and vocal artists; Greer Grimsley is pictured above with Douglas in rehearsal for concert performances of Der Fliegende Holländer. Through his development he has assisted some of the world's most beloved conductors including James Conlon, Richard Bonynge and Marin Alsop.

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New Recording Available!

Douglas remains a 'champion of contemporary musical theater and opera', though his repertoire is vast.  His 2015 recording of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang's the diffculty of crossing a field is available through Amazon and iTunes.  An exclusive performance of the work following the recording was hailed by The New York Times for its dynamic musical direction by Maestro Kinney Frost. The recording has received accolades from the The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Philadelphia Examiner.

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Hook ‘em Horns 

Douglas joins the faculty of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin as Principal Conductor of the Butler Opera Center.

This academic year he will conduct new productions of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI, Britten’s THE TURN OF THE SCREW, and Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE. He will also serve as a mentor to the diverse and emerging stage directors, vocalists, and coach/accompanists of the program

Check out Douglas on the the Butler School website >