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Cory Brodack is a composer and sound engineer from St. Louis, Missouri. He has been awarded the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize as well as honored by East Carolina University's New Music Initiative, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Society of Composers, and Lowell Chamber Orchestra. His music has been featured at concerts and festivals including the Society of Composers National Conference, Hot Air Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, UNG’s Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, and New Music on the Bayou. With a passion for collaboration, Cory has worked with performers and ensembles including JACK Quartet, Hub New Music, Unheard-of//Ensemble, icarus Quartet, Hypercube, and Rhythm Method String Quartet. He has also received commissions from artists and groups such as Andrew Pelletier, Bowling Green State University, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, and the Steven Gerber Trust.


Cory’s engineering work focuses mainly on contemporary classical music, working with a variety of performers from Northwest Ohio and Rochester, New York. Through the Electroacoustic Music Studios at Eastman, he has taught electronic music and audio production the last three years. His work reflects the ability of audio production to enhance and comment on internal relationships in a musical composition or interpretation.

In addition to composing and recording, he has worked for the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (The Muny) on projects such as the first staging of Jerome Robbins's Broadway since 1989, and a new orchestration of The Wiz during the Muny's historic centennial season.

He received his MM in Composition from Bowling Green State University and his Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He will earn his Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music in August. His principal composition teachers include Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Robert Morris, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Mikel Kuehn, Christopher Dietz, and Kimberly Archer.

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