Tommy Dougherty (b. 1990) is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a composer of orchestral, chamber, and solo works. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in both composition and violin performance from The Eastman School of Music and his Master of Music degree in composition from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
In 2016, Tommy had two of his works premiered in Houston, Texas: Three Dances forOrchestra with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and Egyptian Ratscrew Fantasy with Kinetic: The Conductlorless Ensemble. He spent the summer as a composition fellow at the Aspen Music Festival’s Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies, where the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble premiered his Celia’s Sudoku. Tommy is a recipient of two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards in the past two years.
Also an active violinist, Tommy has performed with ensembles including the San Diego Symphony, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles, California, and The Kinetic Conductorless Ensemble in Houston, Texas.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Tommy is pursuing a DMA at USC’s Thornton School of Music, studying composition with Andrew Norman and Sean Friar and violin with Lina Bahn.
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