Memphis Youth Arts Initiative
Corey Travis is a regionally known musician with performance ability in percussion, keyboards/piano, and vocals. Corey began his musical journey in the 1st grade taking piano lessons and soon learning other instruments which lead to playing marching percussion. He pursued a degree in Music Education and performed as a member of the Miles College Purple Marching Machine, later becoming a percussionist for the University of Memphis Bands where he specialized in melodic, marching, and hand percussion. Corey is a proponent of teaching percussion and music to youth, particularly young men, and has created numerous successful performing arts programs in the Mid-South area. His latest community project is the founding of the Memphis Youth Arts Initiative, providing pageantry performance opportunities to the youth of Memphis.