Jim Ailor

Alfred Author-Jim Ailor
(1953– )

Family: Married: Diane J. Lollar, 30 May 1975 Children: Jamie D., 17 Jan. 1981 and James J., Jr., 10 Sept. 1985

Education: Bachelor of Music, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 1973-1976 

Master of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1976-1978 (Composition Thesis: Hunger and Hope: Christ in a Starving World) 

Additional Theological Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1984 

Korean Language Studies, Language Training Research Center, Seoul, 1984-1986

Doctor of Musical Arts, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, 1993-1996 (Composition Dissertation: A Korean Requiem)

Present Position: Music Consultant, Korea Baptist Church Development Board (KBCDB) Previous Positions: Minister of Music in various church in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana

Conducts: 1. The Korean Ladies Sharon Choir (1986-present) 2. The Yoido Baptist Church Orchestra (1997-present) Published with Alfred, Beckenhorst, Genevox, GlorySound, Hinshaw, Hope, Lorenz, KBCDB

Recordings: Produced about 30 recordings and arranged and recorded soundtracks for scores of children's songs (KBCDB)

Commissions: Various churches, Lifeway, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Church Music Conference, International Mission Board, Seoul Foreign School

Church Music Clinician: U.S., Korea, Hong Kong and N.E. China

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