MUC Heather Doughty
Chief Musician Heather Doughty, horn, has been a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Band since 1999 and also serves as the Chief Music Librarian. She has performed with the Coast Guard Woodwind Quintet and Brass Quintet and as a soloist on many Chamber Player Recitals. Favorite Coast Guard Band concerts include performances at Mount Rushmore, the Hatch Shell in Boston, Carnegie Hall, and at the state funerals of Presidents Reagan and Ford. She has also performed with Makoto Ozone, Phil Smith, Laurel Ohlson, Shirley Jones, the country band Lonestar, and on the television show The Price Is Right. In addition to the Coast Guard Band, Heather has performed with many chamber ensembles and orchestras across Connecticut and has played solo E-flat alto horn with the Yankee Brass Band, a historically accurate Civil War Band. MUC Doughty teaches horn at Connecticut College and has been a private French horn instructor for more than ten years. Her students have received top scores at the Eastern Region Music Festival, the All-State Music Festival, and at the All-New England Music Festival auditions. Originally from Gilford, New Hampshire, Heather earned a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in French Horn from Ithaca College and a Master of Music degree in French Horn Performance from The Ohio State University. Her principle teachers have been Ginger Culpepper, John Covert, Bill Bernatis, and Charles Waddell. Heather lives in Ledyard, CT, with her husband, Bryan, and their three children, Brynn, Hayden, and Bryson.