Cory Doran is currently the Percussion Director at Hilliard Bradley High School in Hilliard, Ohio as well as the Front Ensemble instructor and arranger for Grove City High School in Grove City, Ohio. Cory received his Masters degree (2011) in Music Performance from Texas A&M University Commerce under the instruction of Dr. Brian Zator and his Undergraduate degree (2009) in Music Performance from Youngstown State University under the instruction of Dr. Glenn Schaft.
Hilliard and Grove City are the most current schools where Cory teaches, however he has instructed throughout northeast Ohio, northeast Texas, and Pittsburgh as a Front Ensemble specialist as well as Concert Percussion and drum set clinician. Cory also has made a name for himself as a front ensemble instructor (2009-present) for Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble and Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2009-2011).
In addition to education, Cory is also a freelance percussionist. Groups include the Columbus top 40 band, The Popbillies, Country band Union Rose, and Tangent Impact Percussion Project.