After growing up in a musically driven family with excellent instruction from his father, Mel Bay author and Utah State University professor Mike Christiansen, Corey Christiansen continued his passion for playing the guitar at Utah State University were he received his Bachelor's Degree and many honors and awards including the Outstanding Music Student Award and Outstanding Guitarist Award. For his Master's Degree in Jazz Performance, Corey sought out renowned jazz guitar educator Jack Petersen and began his studies as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of South Florida. After receiving his Master's Degree in 1999, Corey took the place of retired Jack Petersen and became the adjunct guitar instructor at USF. From 2000 to 2007 Corey was the Senior Editor at Mel Bay Publications, and from 2007-2008 he was the Director of Curriculum and Artistic Director of the guitar department at The Music School in American Fork, UT. His recording MB3: Jazz Hits Vol. 1 spent three weeks as the No.1 Jazz recording on North American jazz radio. Corey now records for Origin Records and his newest CD, “Roll With It” will be available September 2008.
Prof. Corey Christiansen's Vita (PDF)