Lisl Kuutti Doughton is the Community Engagement Specialist for the Hayes School of Music, managing the aspects of the school that engage the public, including Cannon Music Camp, Community Music School, and marketing and communications. A cellist and App State graduate, Doughton applies a lifelong love of music to her leadership work, which centers on increasing access to and enjoyment of music activities for all.
Doughton has been the Director of the Appalachian State University Community Music School (CMS) since December 2021 and Program Manager since 2019, leading CMS’s programs in Boone, Hudson, and online. As Community Engagement Specialist, Doughton now manages many aspects of Cannon Music Camp, led by Director Dr. James Daugherty.
Doughton continues her work with Communications and Marketing in the Hayes School of Music. She creates ads and graphics, assists with recruitment marketing, manages the website and social media, writes articles, and edits and publishes Keeping Time with the Hayes School of Music, the HSOM’s email newsletter.
In addition to her administrative work, Doughton plays regularly for weddings and events in the High Country, Charlotte, and Asheville areas. She has performed as a soloist with orchestra and given solo recitals in the USA and Japan (where she taught English in 2011-2012). She is also a professional artist, working mainly in drawing media. Doughton received her M.M. in Cello Performance from Appalachian State University in 2019 and her B.A. in Music and Art from Furman University in 2011.