Corey Dundee

Los Angeles-based composer and saxophonist Corey Dundee composes music he describes as “rhythmic ridiculousness written in a quasi-atonal yet esoterically functional harmonic language.” Critics have essentially said as much in far less flowery English, characterizing his sonic aesthetic as “trippy dream music” (casual university acquaintance) and “falling down a black rabbit hole” (six-year-old concert-goer in Norfolk, CT). Recently awarded a fellowship to attend the Susan and Ford Schumann Center for Composition Studies at the 2022 Aspen Music Festival, Corey is also a recipient of Chamber Music America’s coveted Classical Commissioning Grant, and he was named Honorable Mention for MTNA’s Distinguished Composer of the Year award in 2018. He has undertaken an Artist Residency at the Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, and his music has been commissioned by performers and ensembles including saxophonist Timothy McAllister, Chamber Music Tulsa, the Michigan Music Teachers Association, the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble, and the Taos Chamber Music Group. Corey recently earned his DMA in Composition from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; he additionally holds an MM Composition degree from the University of Southern California, and BM degrees in Composition and Saxophone Performance from Indiana University.