Corey Dundee is a Los-Angeles based composer and saxophonist whose work embodies an intersection of disparate musical styles and concepts. A recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2016 Classical Commissioning Grant, Corey was recently awarded a fellowship to attend the Norfolk New Music Workshop in Norfolk, CT, and in 2013 he was named Grand Prize winner of the Calefax Reed Quintet International Composition Competition. Corey has been a frequent finalist for the Morton Gould Young Composer Award presented by ASCAP, and has received commissions from the Taos Chamber Music Group and the UNCSAx ensemble.
As a performer, Corey has appeared as featured soloist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Interlochen Philharmonic, and the UNC School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra. In April of 2012, he performed on stage with singer-songwriter Ben Folds at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for Arts Advocacy Day 2012. Corey can be heard on NPR’s Telarc-label CD titled “From the Top at the Pops,” performing the third movement of Russell Peck’s The Upward Stream concerto with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He is also the tenor saxophonist of Kenari Quartet, a 1st-place Laureate Ensemble of the inaugural M-Prize chamber arts competition and recent Artist-in-Residence on American Public Media’s “Performance Today”.
Corey holds an M.M. degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where he served as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate music theory and aural skills classes, and B.M. degrees in Composition and Saxophone Performance from the Indiana University. He has studied composition with Donald Crockett, Ted Hearne, Samuel Adler, Don Freund, and Claude Baker, and his saxophone instructors have included Otis Murphy, Taimur Sullivan, and Timothy McAllister.