Biography

Composer 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 has been 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. Knoll most recently finished a PhD in Music Composition (with a minor in Experimental Music and Digital Media) at Louisiana State University under Stephen David Beck. While at LSU, he also  studied with Dinos Constantinides and Jesse Allison. He has also studied in Florence, Italy at the Studio Arts Center International (SACI).

As a teacher, Knoll has taught or assisted in several university-level classes. These include Basic Musicianship and Music Theory while at Bowling Green State University, and Intro to Computer Music and Computer Music I at Louisiana State University. Corey has also taught lessons privately in music theory and composition. He currently teaches Composition and Music Theory at Grace Notes Music Studio in Baton Rouge, LA.

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