Producer - Arranger - Composer - Keyboardist
As a producer, performer and arranger, Corey's work appears on over 100 CDs and DVDs in genres as diverse as jazz, R&B, Latin, classical, house, pop, gospel, jazz/fusion and musical theatre.
His film and TV credits include the title music for the feature film, "Live Nude Girls" staring Dana Delaney and Kim Cattrall. He contributed music to the feature film "Just Cause" starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; the Showtime original film - "Noriega: God's Favorite" staring Bob Hoskins and the Biography Channel's presentation of "Carman Miranda - The South American Way". He composed the soundtrack to the documentary film, "The Powder And The Glory" and has written arrangements for contestants on the hit show American Idol.
Corey's arrangements for voices and strings have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer on the CDs: Got Swing? - with the Cincinnati Pops with Erich Kunzel, The Symphony Sessions, The Chick Corea Songbook, Couldn't Be Hotter, Vibrate and both of their Christmas CDs. He has also arranged for the vocal groups: M-Pact, (US) Suite Voice (Japan), and Vocalese (Spain).
Many of his arrangements are published by Sound Music Publications, Edmonds, WA.
As a musical director/conductor, Corey has conducted the Saint Louis Symphony Pops, The City Of Prague Symphony, the Skagit Valley Symphony and countless studio and pit orchestras from Los Angeles to Monte Carlo.
Corey won the Los Angeles Drama Critic's award for outstanding musical direction for "Niteclub Confidential". He was Musical Director for the revue, "The All-Nite Strut" and an LA production of "Romeo And Juliet" starring Esai Morales.
Equally at home at the piano and electronic keyboards, Corey recorded 21 disks for the PianoDisk company and three disks of solo jazz piano music for Yamaha's Disklavier™ library. He is a founding member of the LA Jazz Trio which has recorded over 26 CDs and has performed or recorded with Chuck Mangione, Kevin Mahogany, Cheryl Bentyne, James Moody and Richie Cole. The trio recorded 101 "standards" for King Records and has released two CDs in Japan and Korea - "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "A Jazz Piano Christmas".
Currently, Corey is the Director of the Escuela Internacional de Música Contemporánea y Artes at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.
He taught at the Berklee College of Music from 1980 to 1985 and again as associate professor from 2002 to 2004.
As a member of Berklee's "Core Music Curriculum Committee", he helped revise the music theory and arranging curriculum. He continues to consult on curriculum development both in the US and abroad.
He has given workshops at the Hochschule für Musik in Aachen, Hannover and Hamburg, Germany; the Frost School of Music at University of Miami, the University of Oregon, Milligan College, the University of Maine and the Conservatoire de Lausanne, Switzerland.
The US State Department named Corey a "US Cultural Envoy" to the Dominican Republic in 2010. In the same year, he began his association with the "Jazzaar Festival" in Aargau, Switzerland - first as a guest artist then, arranger and conductor.
Corey wrote and presented "What's In A Song?" - an interactive TV/internet simulcast for high school and middle school students that explained the process of producing a music CD - from composing a song to the finished disk.
Corey's education includes: a Bachelor of Music degree (Cum Laude) from the Berklee College of Music, private study in conducting with Atilio Poto at the Boston Conservatory of Music, in composition with Dr. Thomas Oboe Lee and film-scoring with Earle Hagen offered by BMI in Los Angeles.
Corey continues to work on a graduate degree from the University of Southern California has been granted a masters degree equivalency by Pasadena City College.