Charles Doherty is the director of Instrumental Music at Damascus High School, leading two bands, a jazz band, and two string orchestras. He carries a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from Duquesne University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University. Mr. Doherty serves as the conductor of the Symphonia with the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, as well as the artistic director and conductor with the Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra. In addition, he has conducted several senior and junior high honor bands in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. As a performer, Mr. Doherty has played with numerous groups in the DC area, including the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band, Blue Moon Big Band, Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra, Yesterday Swing Orchestra, the Montgomery Philharmonic, and the Trinity Chamber Orchestra.