Corey Mackey is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the Principal Clarinetist of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. He is a founding member of Driftless Winds, a dynamic professional reed trio that maintains a vigorous schedule of recitals, concerts, and conference performances nationwide.
Corey has performed and recorded an album with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with CSO-based chamber ensemble concert:nova, as well as the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He was previously a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (AZ), Richmond Symphony (IN), and Montgomery-Blue Ash Symphony (OH). In June 2018, Corey will record an album of new and currently unrecorded pieces for clarinet and percussion. Always looking to perform new music, Corey has premiered and/or commissioned new works by Libby Larsen, Adam Gorb, James Stephensen, William Neil, Nathan Daugherty, Chia-Yu Hsu, Brian van Winkle, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Amy Dunker, Luke Flynn, and Adam O’Dell.
A sought-after pedagogue, Corey has given masterclasses and guest recitals at Austin Peay State University, Western Michigan University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Tennessee – Martin. He has been invited to perform at several national conferences including the International Double Reed Society, Iowa Music Teachers Association, and the College Music Society National and Regional Conferences.
Corey holds a D.M.A. from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, a M.M. from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and a B.M. in Music Education and Performance from Northern Arizona University. His principal teachers include Burt Hara, Richie Hawley, Jonathan Gunn, Jeremy Reynolds and Michael Sullivan. He is sponsored by D’Addario Woodwinds and is the Wisconsin State Chair for the International Clarinet Society.