Tommy Dougherty (b. 1990) is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a composer of orchestral, chamber, and solo works.

Over the past several years, Tommy’s music has been performed by Alarm Will Sound, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, Kinetic: The Conductorless Ensemble, the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, and the Eastman Philharmonia.  In 2016 and 2017, Tommy was a recipient of two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards.

In 2018, the Modern Violin Ensemble (MoVE) will premiere Extraordinary Instruments, a violin quartet that aims to bring awareness to issues of gun culture in the United States.  For more information on this and other projects by MoVE, visit

Also an active violinist, Tommy has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles, CA and Kinetic: The Conductorless Ensemble in Houston, TX.

Tommy received his Master of Music degree in composition from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and his Bachelor’s degrees in both composition and violin performance from the Eastman School of Music.  Currently pursuing a DMA in composition at USC’s Thornton School of Music, Tommy has studied privately with Sean Friar and Andrew Norman.

To hear Tommy’s music, go to:



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