BA Music, major in voice, from Shorter College, Rome, Georgia (1981)
MA Music, major in voice, from Southern Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (1987)
Began teaching choral music in 1987 in Georgia. As a vocalist, Jim Dorr has sung with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under Robert Shaw, the Lubbock Civic Choir under John Dickson, and the Kingwood Chorale under Dr. Todd Miller. As a bassist, he has performed with the Brazos Chamber Orchestra, Waco Community Band, Conroe Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous musical theatre productions with Theatre Macon (Macon, Georgia), Warner Robins Little Theatre (Warner Robins, Georgia), Warehouse Living Arts Center (Corsicana, Texas), and the Creighton Players (Conroe, Texas). Currently, he is the director of secondary vocal music at Splendora ISD. Jim has been an adjunct instructor for Lonestar College-Montgomery since 2007. Active in professional music organizations such as Georgia Music Educators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association.