Jonathan Doram is a teacher, writer, and musician who originally hails from the golden state of California. He has also lived in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, and Michigan. He received a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. He currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri where he works as an artist model at the Kansas City Art Institute and accompanist for the Smithville High School Choirs. You can see him around town performing with the Heartland Men's Chorus as a singer and dancer or just enjoying a scoop of cookies and cream from Betty Rae's Ice Cream in the Rivermarket.
My number one strength as a human being is “Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence,” a skill that touches upon transcendence and connects us all to a deeper meaning.* To paraphrase the sentiment of Frank the cab driver in C.S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, I am a better human today because I know such beauty exists in our world. There are mornings when the main reason I am motivated to get out of bed is in order to find a truer word, a clearer chord, a more honest pose. I hope that my words and my artistry help others to nourish the truth inside.
*According to the Character Strengths classification by Drs. Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman
One Day Magazine Article
"What Every Elected Official Should Know"
February 27, 2019
KARK TV Spot
"Victory Over Violence"
May 28, 2019