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Corey Whitt

Teacher. Music Education Advocate.

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  • Taught instrumental music (grades 6-12), including the following ensembles and coursework: Marching Band, Wind Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Pep Band, Indoor Drumline, Musical Pit, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Beginning Guitar, Introduction to American Popular Music.

  • Managed a booster organizations consisting of parents, community members, and school administrators to ensure compliance of 501(c)3 requirements under Federal and State law. 

  • Designed and taught a distance-learning curriculum framework to meet national and state education standards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Director of Instrumental Music

Saugus High School

Santa Clarita, California


Director of Bands

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School

Pasadena, California


Assistant Director of Bands

Perrysburg High School

Perrysburg, Ohio


Columbia University, expected 2024

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Law

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Executive Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts


Harvard University, 2017

Master of Education, Education Policy and Management

Bowling Green State University, 2014

Bachelor of Music, Music Education

Dorothy Robertson Christensen Scholar

Paul F. & Thelma I. Leedy Scholar

Pro Musica Community Engagement Award-Winner


  • Students & Ensembles under the direction of Corey Whitt have appeared at the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association's (SCSBOA) Marching Band Championships, received Superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association's (OMEA) and SCSBOA's Large Group Festivals, Jazz Band & Soloist Awards, and Exemplary Soloist Ratings at OMEA and SCSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festivals.

  • Students of Corey Whitt have performed with the California All State Honor Band, Ohio All State Honor Band, Tournament of Roses Honor Band, Macy's Great American Marching Band, SCSBOA Honor Band, Ohio All State Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestra, SCSBOA Jazz Honor Band, William S. Hart Union High School District Honor Band, OMEA District One Honor Band, Bowling Green State University Honor Band, Capital University Honor Band, California State University - Los Angeles Honor Band, and the Pasadena Unified School District Honor Band.

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