Dr. Nelson's main area of research is the music of Bill Douglas
Solo and Chamber Works for Bassoon by Bill Douglas: A Performer's Guide
Includes Bill's biography, an examination of his compositional process, analysis of selected movements from bassoon works, performance notes from the composer, and an annotated bibliography of published works for the bassoon. The appendix includes unpublished bassoon music.
The Classroom and Individual Teaching of Bill Douglas
An accompanying pedagogy project about Bill's teaching at the California Institute of the Arts (1970-1977) and Naropa Institute (1978-2010)