Regional Drumset Artist - United States
Scot Corey is a freelance drummer/percussionist who has performed as an ‘extra’ with the Nashville Symphony for over 12 years, including NSO's Carnegie Hall Debut (2000), their Naxos recording of Piazzola's Sinfonia Buenos Aires and their return to Carnegie Hall on May 12, 2012 as the headlining orchestra for the Spring for Music concert series. 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 over 35,000 students in the greater Nashville area. He served as Percussion Specialist at Freedom Intermediate and Middle schools (Franklin, TN) from 1997-99 and as Percussion Faculty at the Southeast Chamber Music Institute (grades 9-12) at Tennessee Tech University from 1998-2002.
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.
Scot’s training 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 – to ethnic percussion (Som Brasileiro – nine-piece Brazilian band).
Scot is extremely proud to endorse Pearl drums & percussion and Innovative Percussion sticks & mallets!