Scot Corey is a
freelance drummer/percussionist who has performed as an ‘extra’ with the
Nashville Symphony for over 10 years, including NSO's Carnegie Hall Debut and
most recently, their Naxos recording of Piazzola's Sinfonia Buenos Aires.
He has served as adjunct percussion faculty at Trevecca Nazarene University
since 2000 and is a founding member of the Matrix Percussion Trio which has provided free
educational concerts to 26,000+ students in the greater Nashville area (click here to see Matrix on YouTube).
Scot began his
professional career in 1985 as drummer/percussionist for musical theater. To date, he has played more than 40 different
shows, including many at Cumberland County Playhouse and TPAC.
includes a BM (Performance) from the University of Illinois, where he studied
with Frederick D. Fairchild and Thomas Siwe – and an MA (Education – Music)
from Tennessee Technological University, where he studied with Joseph Rasmussen.
Since moving to
Nashville, Scot has maintained a very active schedule as a freelance
drummer/percussionist. Gigs range from
percussion (Nashville Symphony, Nashville String Machine and Nashville Chamber
Orchestra – including Bonnaroo 2004) – to Drumset/Loops/Percussion (various
recording sessions/live gigs and Green Hill Church, Mt. Juliet) – to steel
drums (Coral Bay Steel Drum Band) – to ethnic percussion
(Som Brasileiro – nine-piece Brazilian band).
Scot is extremely
proud to endorse Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets – he purchased his
first set of four IP mallets as a Graduate Student in 1993 and still uses those
same mallets to this day – now that’s a quality product!
Listen to an interview with Scot from the Working Drummer Podcast here!