Dorothy James was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from the Chicago Musical College and the American Conservatory, where she studied with Louis Gruenberg for composition and Adolph Weidig for counterpoint. She continued her studies with Howard Hanson at Eastman School of Music, Healey Willan at the Toronto Conservatory, and Ernst Krenek at the University of Michigan. Wikipedia*
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Dorothy James has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Forum.