The first rosewood marimba that I ever played was a Marimba One and I have never looked back. The beauty in both the sound and construction of these instruments is unmatched. There is no feeling like standing behind a Marimba One.

Corey Robinson

Corey Robinson is a Wichita Falls, Texas based percussionist, educator, and composer. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion and Associate Director of Bands at Midwestern State University. Previous appointments at the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas, Abilene Christian University (TX) Flower Mound High School (TX), Argyle High School (TX), and Coppell High School (TX) allowed Dr. Robinson the opportunity to work with hundreds of percussionists of all ages and ability levels.

Many of Dr. Robinson’s recent performances have been as part of a percussion/saxophone duo with his wife, Amy. They have premiered numerous commissions and a number of his own works at saxophone conferences around the world including the World Saxophone Conference and seven North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences. Dr. Robinson has also performed at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions including a concert with the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble at PASIC 2016. This performance included the world premiere of his large percussion ensemble work, Twisted Metal. His percussion methods textbook and video series, Methods for Teaching Percussion (Murphy Music Press) was published in the fall of 2022 and is currently being used in a number of university Percussion Methods classrooms.

Dr. Robinson received his Bachelor of Music Education from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his DMA at the University of North Texas. His percussion teachers include Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, Ed Soph, Poovalur Sriji, Stockton Helbing, José Aponte, Ed Smith, John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Michael Spiro, and Dr. David Glover. Dr. Robinson is currently an endorsing artist for Marimba One instruments, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Remo drumheads. His compositions are available through Murphy Music Press and Musicon Publishing. He resides in Wichita Falls, Texas with his wife and two children, Noelle and Theo.