Dorian Cunningham is a young composer who specializes in vocal music. He began his musical career as a singer in a choir at the age of 6. The education he gained from the 8 years he spent with this group are still the bedrock of his technique and musicality. After this, Dorian continued his education at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. He is now studying composition at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and taking lessons with Dr. Kyong Mee Choi. For Dorian, writing music has always been about expressing emotions that are difficult or impossible to express with words alone, and studying composition is about giving him the necessary tools to express these feelings clearly and in a convincing way.