Percussionist, collaborator, and composer Corey Denham is committed to the commissioning and performance of new and improvised music. Corey is a founding member of Forward Motion, a chamber ensemble that has commissioned and performed contemporary music in various venues since 2016. Corey can be heard on recordings through labels such as Potenza Music, Temporary Residence Limited, Medium Sound and numerous self-released projects. As a commissioner and collaborator Corey has worked closely with musicians and composers including Rob Funkhouser, Eric Salazar and Jenna Page. Most recently he co- released Soundscapes Vol. 1 with flutist Jenna Page, an album of flute and percussion improvisations inspired by iconic locations in Indianapolis IN. Recent solo performances include the Music + Festival (Tucson AZ), TURN UP Multimedia Festival (Tucson AZ), Oh My Ears Festival (Phoenix AZ), National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy (Memphis TN) and soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange (Blonay Switzerland).
Corey currently works as a dance accompanist for the University of Arizona School of Dance and teaches a private studio of all ages at Allegro School of Music in Tucson Arizona.
Corey holds a masters degree in music performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and bachelors degrees in music education and performance from Mars Hill University. He is currently completing a DMA(Doctor of Musical Arts) at the University of Arizona. Corey also serves as a board member for New Works Project a non-profit organization that enables musicians to participate in the commissioning of new music at an accessible price.