About George DoughertyDr. Dougherty received training from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Piedmont Bible College (PBC) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has performed with the Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphonies, Market Street Brass and Stratford Brass (all NC) and is now a substitute with the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids (IA) Symphony Orchestras.

George has taught at PBC (11 years) and provided trumpet instruction for Guilford College (NC). For fifteen years he taught at Faith Baptist Bible College of Ankeny, IA, where he directed the instrumental music and music education programs, conducted the FBBC Community Orchestra/Wind Ensemble, and coached chamber groups.

In 2016 he joined the music department of Simpson College as an adjunct/affiliate Artist Teacher, providing private instruction for the trumpet studio. In 2021 he was appointed Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music at Fresno Pacific University in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Dr. Dougherty’s primary performance outlet is with Artisans in Brass, a brass quintet with whom he has recorded two CDs: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, and a 2017 release, Just A Little Off the Top. International appearances include the Central African Republic, Slovakia, and Brazil.


  • Trumpet
  • Composition
  • Church Music
  • Music Education
  • Conducting
  • Chamber Music


  • Trumpet: Karl Kassner, Ray Mase, Dr. Edward Bach
  • Composition: Dr. Eddie Bass
  • Church Music: Jack Alexander
  • Music Education: Dr. Randy Kohlenberg
  • Conducting: Dr. David Kish
  • Chamber Music: mentorship from the late Robert Nagel


  • D.M.A., Trumpet Performance The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2001
  • M.M., Trumpet Performance The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1995
  • B.A., Music Piedmont Bible College (now PIU) 1991
  • A. J. Fletcher Scholarship Student The North Carolina School of the Arts 1987/88


  • “Trumpeter Robert Nagel: Factors and Influences Upon a Diverse Music Career”
    -(D.M.A. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001.)
  • “Vehicles of Virtuosity: Cornet Solos from the Wind Band’s Golden Age”
    -Journal of Band Research 36:1 (Fall 2000), William Moody, editor.