Fun Facts about Corey:

  • Hobbies include woodworking, cooking, biking, and nature-related activities.
  • Favorite podcast: Even if I was not contractually obligated to say this, I really enjoy Double Reed Dish. There is a lot of great information for musicians of any instrument. I also liked Serial and S Town. 
  • Current Book(s): Right now, a ton of books on how to install hardwood floors! 




    Dr. Corey Mackey is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the Principal Clarinetist of the Dubuque Symphony .  He is a founding member of Ensemble 135, a dynamic chamber ensemble in residence at UW-Platteville that maintains a vigorous schedule of recitals and concerts in the tristate area as well as Driftless Winds, a professional reed trio that performs all over the country. 

    Corey has performed and recorded an album with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with CSO based chamber ensemble concert:nova and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony (IN), and Montgomery Blue Ash Symphony (OH).  An active solo performer, Corey just finished a solo tour with Dr. Mark Tollefsen performing works by American composers.  In August 2017, they are planning to take the recital to the United Kingdom.   Always looking to perform new music, Corey has premiered and/or commissioned new works by Libby Larsen, Adam Gorb, James Stephensen, William Neil, Nathan Daugherty, Chia-Yu Hsu, Brian van Winkle, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Amy DunkerLuke Flynn, and  Adam O’Dell. 

    As a sought-after pedagogue, Corey has given masterclasses and/or guest recitals at Austin Paey State University, Western Michigan University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and University of Tennessee – Martin.  He has been invited to perform at several national conferences including the International Double Reed Society, Iowa Music Teachers Association, as well as the College Music Society National and Regional Conferences.   

    Corey holds a D.M.A. from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, a M.M. from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and a B.M. in Music Education and Performance from Northern Arizona University. His principal teachers include Burt Hara, Richie Hawley, Jonathan Gunn, Jeremy Reynolds and Michael Sullivan.  He is sponsored by D’Addario Woodwinds and is the Wisconsin State Chair for the International Clarinet Society.