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George Dougherty IV

Music Teaching Artist- Trumpet
My greatest accomplishments are measured through the success of my students, many of whom have gone on to become educators in their own right. Several now hold teaching positions in schools throughout the Midwest, and some have successfully applied for entrance into programs at Iowa State University, Bob Jones University, the University of Minnesota, Westminster Choir College, Viterbo University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Northern Iowa.


Dr. 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 Chamber 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. 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 Ed, 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.