Cory has been involved with music since he was a small child, singing at the age of 4 and playing piano at the age of 5. At this young age, his mom recognized the musical talent in him and enrolled him into lessons with Brandon University’s Elizabeth Grant. At the age of 11, he spent two summers performing in “The Wizard of Oz” on Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg’s Kildonan Park, Canada's largest and longest-running outdoor theatre. Through high school, he grew up under the musical guidance of Michelle Chyzyk of Virden, Manitoba and was a singer in many high school music groups, choirs, and musicals, including the lead role of a production of Godspell. Cory continued his musical future at college with the Providence Singers, which included the lead role, the Lord High Executioner, in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Operetta, “The Mikado” and a summer tour traveling through Great Britain. Cory graduated with a Fine Arts Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts from Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba in 2000. Cory has had the amazing opportunity to sing and work with some very talented Canadian and International music artists (Chantal Kraviatzuk, Great Big Sea, Rajaton). Cory has been a happily singing member with Oran since 2011 and has also been a member of Nuf Sed of the T.I.M.E. Association. He’s now excited to join the Kokopelli Choir Association’s Artistic Staff as Accompanist for Vacilando for the 2019-2020 season.