Corey is a saxophonist, music educator, and avid performer of solo and chamber music. Corey has directed public school concert ensembles and marching bands, as well as teach his private saxophone studio comprised of students from Virginia and East Tennessee.
Some of his recent projects include premiering new works such as Double Slit (2020) for alto saxophone and live electronics by Vicki Leona, as well as a lecture recital entitled "Electroacoustic Music and You” focusing on the accessibility of electroacoustic works for saxophonist of all levels.
Corey has performed as a featured soloist with the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra as the Winner of the UT Concerto Competition in 2019, and was a semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Solo Competition. He has performed in masterclasses with Taimur Sullivan, Noa Even and Wayne Tice, along with performances at the Navy International Saxophone Saxophone Symposium. Currently, Corey performs as the principal saxophonist of Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony where he also serves as the president of the ensemble’s Music Advisory Counsel.
He attended James Madison University where he completed a Bachelors of Music in Music Education while studying saxophone under David Pope. He went on to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received his Masters in Music in saxophone performance while studying under Allison Adams as her graduate teaching assistant.