Cory Doran is currently Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Texas A&M University- Commerce, Front Ensemble instructor for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and Ensemble Instructor for Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble. 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.
Previously, Cory held the position as Interim Professor of Percussion at Kent State University. He has instructed throughout the mid-west and Texas as a front ensemble specialist as well as concert percussion and drum set clinician. As a teacher, he has made a name for himself as a front ensemble instructor for Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble (2009- present), the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2015- present), and Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2009-2011).
In addition to his involvement in education, Cory is also a multi-faceted, freelance percussionist and composer/arranger. He has written for y-Me Percussion group in Milan, Italy, Revelation Indoor Percussion, Hilliard Bradley High School, Amhurst High School Indoor Percussion, Impulse Indoor Percussion, Texas A&M University- Commerce marching percussion section, and Grove City High School front ensemble. Performing groups include the Columbus top 40 band “The Popbillies,” Country band “Union Rose,” and “Tangent Impact Percussion Project.”
Cory is a proud endorser of Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.