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Shirley Dorritie
Shirley Dorritie




Shirley Stratton Dorritie specializes in training performers throughout the world for optimal achievement. A licensed psychotherapist, with an MA in Body-Oriented Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Sport Psychology, her work spans a broad spectrum of individuals and groups—including performers, athletes, educators, corporate executives, and first responders—who are required to manage their responses to the pressure of performance in order to perform at their best, regardless of the conditions. Her book, PERFORMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME: Practical Strategies for When It Really Counts, is available at

A member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame, the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, and the Winter Guard Association of Southern California’s Order of Excellence, Shirley serves as Performance Strategies Coordinator for the 20-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils. Her credits also include numerous drum corps, marching band, and winter guard programs such as the Santa Clara Vanguard, Arizona Academy, Clovis West High School, and James Logan High School.

A leader and innovator in competitive Marching Band and Winter Color Guard adjudication, Shirley is currently Judge Development Manager for Winter Guard International, and Director of Judge Education for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California.