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Jussi Doherty
Adjunct Music Instructor

Jussi Doherty
Jussi Doherty

Master's in Music Education
With Cabrillo College since 2018

Jussi Doherty conducts the Cabrillo College Westside Community Folk & Gospel Choir. Prior to his arrival at Cabrillo in 2018, he developed successful choral programs at Boone High School and Liberty Middle School in Orlando, Florida, as well as Diplomat Middle School in Cape Coral, Florida. He has been active as a music educator since earning his bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University in 2000. In 2010, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Choral Music Education, also from FSU.

Jussi was recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Florida Music Educators Association in 2002-03. In 2007-08, he was named Secondary Music Teacher of the Year in Lee County School District. He has served on the state board of the Florida Vocal Association, both as a district chairperson and in the role of Technology Chair. He has previously served as coordinator of the All-County Chorus in Lee County School District (Florida) and as chairperson of the High School Honor Choir for Orange County Public Schools (Florida) from 2010-14.

Memberships include the National Association for Music Education, and American Choral Directors Association. He is active as an adjudicator and honor choir clinician.

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