An internationally recognized solo artist, Douglas Major has toured throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East. He has been the organ soloist on tour with the Orchestre National de France and Lorin Maazel, and toured Japan in 1992 and in 2002 with the Empire Brass Quintet. In November of 2005, Major played a concert tour of China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. In 2001 and again in 2004 he participated in the American Organists' Festival in Kiev, playing recitals to standing-room-only audiences.

From 1988 through the spring of 2002, Major was Organist and Choirmaster of the Washington National Cathedral. He now lives in Rockport, Massachusetts, where he works as a composer of music for organ, synthesizer, choirs, and chamber ensembles, and also serves as Music Director of Saint Michael’s Church in Marblehead. His recent compositions include Love Poem to God, commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, Requiem in C Minor, premiered in Atlanta in October of 2005, and a suite for organ entitled Cape Ann Portraits, based upon locations along the Massachusetts coastline.

Dr. Major has recorded eight solo CDs on Washington National Cathedral's 185-rank Skinner organ, the two most recent being an album of music by Bach and one of music by Widor and Franck. He is also featured, along with the Empire Brass, on the Angel/EMI release, A Bach Festival.