Corey Cunningham

Composer Info

Corey Cunningham

Corey Cunningham (b. 1986) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose music covers a wide range of styles and genres, and includes both acoustic and electronic works. He has been a featured composer at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, the SEAMUS National Conference, and the highSCORE Contemporary Music Festival. Corey received his Master of Music degree from The University of Michigan, where his primary composition teachers were Michael Daugherty and Kristin Kuster, with further studies in electronic music with Evan Chambers. Before that, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he studied with Ethan Wickman and graduated magna cum laude. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin, where his primary teachers were Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Russell Pinkston, and Yevgeniy Sharlat.

In addition to composing, Corey is also an active performer on both saxophone and guitar. As a guitarist, he has premiered several works by young composers, as well performing with the University of Texas New Music Ensemble. As a saxophonist he has toured and recorded professionally with groups such as the Twin Cities based vocal ensemble Five By Design, and gospel artist Tonia Hughes. Corey was also a member of the nationally renowned UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I, named the 2010 “Best Collegiate Jazz Ensemble” by Downbeat Magazine.

Genres of Interest
My Style

Student Information

Degree Pursuing
DMA, Composition
Holmen, WI
Other Degrees
M.M. Composition, University of Michigan '13; B.M. Composition, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire '09


Member for
3 years 40 weeks
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