Corey Colmey is an active educator, performer, clinician and recording artist based in central NY.
His teaching experience includes private lessons for drum set, concert percussion, world percussion, as well as ensemble programs for children and adults. In addition to his current teaching posts at Utica College and Herkimer College, he currently runs Corey Colmey Drum Instruction, a private teaching practice in Rome, NY where students of all ages can come to study drumming in a relaxed atmosphere.
He has traveled all over the US and abroad, sharing the stage with an array of artists including G Koop, Fiber, The Fading Collection, Edan, Benjamin Wright, 3 time Grammy Award winner Don Grusin, Jeff Palmer, Rick Montalbano, John Rohde, Joe Magnarelli and Marc Seales.
As a recording artist, Colmey has worked extensively with independent artists in music and film. His drumming can be heard on promotional videos for Burton Snowboards as well as the Zissou Pictures feature film “The Cursed Ones,” directed by Leo Claussen. Corey has worked with engineer/producer Tim Gilles, and has tracked drums and percussion with several artists including The Live and Breathe, Heatwarmer, Bad Cello, Victoria Vox, Suit of Lights and Chris Connors.
Corey’s most recent work with Live and Breathe is a musical exploration, combining indie-rock sensibilities with a healthy brew of influence from world music, jazz, classic rock, and folk. Their latest EP The Live and Breathe: Big Blue North Vol. 1 is available now.