Biography

Composer and educator J. Corey Knoll was born in Clarksburg, WV in 1979 and currently lives in Baton Rouge, LA. Corey Knoll

As a composer, Knoll enjoys writing both instrumental and electronic music, and often draws on the rich heritages of the places he has been fortunate enough to live in for inspiration. His music has been premiered across the USA, in Paris, Florence, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in Belgrade, Serbia.

Knoll has had works performed at various festivals including Electric LaTex, International Review of Composers 2009 (Belgrade, Serbia), SEAMUS 2011, the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2011 (Huddersfield, UK), and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) 2012 in Linz, Austria.

Currently Knoll’s musical interests lie in the study of pitch hierarchies, timbral acoustics, and the live performance of electroacoustic music. He is a founding member of the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LoLs), a live digital music ensemble at LSU, as well as the Three Computeers (3cs), and the Cool Van, both live improvisatory trios.

Knoll currently teaches Music Theory and Composition at Southern University A&M. He also currently runs the music technology lab and teaches introductory courses in music technology. He also teaches private composition lessons at Grace Notes Music Studio in Baton Rouge, LA.

Knoll finished a PhD in Music Composition (with a minor in Experimental Music and Digital Media) at Louisiana State University under Stephen David Beck in 2014. While at LSU, he also studied with Dinos Constantinides and Jesse Allison. Knoll was also awarded degrees in Music Composition and Theory from Marshall University, where he studied with John Allemeier and Marshall Onofrio, and Bowling Green State University, where he studied with Marilyn Shrude, Burton Beerman, Elanie Lilliios, and Mikel Kuehn.  He has also studied in Florence, Italy at the Studio Arts Center International (SACI).

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