Cory Neville is a native of the Poconos in northeastern Pennsylvania. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree at Duquesne University with a concentration in classical piano, his Master of Music in Music Education degree from Boston University, and has completed additional graduate work at The Ohio State University.
As a pianist, Mr. Neville has been a recitalist, accompanist and competitor throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. Formerly a competitive soloist, Mr. Neville claimed the top prize in over a dozen statewide piano competitions throughout Pennsylvania before beginning his teaching career in Johnstown, PA in the Forest Hills School District. At Forest Hills, Mr. Neville authored music curriculum, directed choirs in grades 7-12 and taught general music, music appreciation and drumming courses. Mr. Neville was hired at Quaker Valley in June 2010 and teaches all instrumental music and music theory at Quaker Valley High School. Among various leadership positions at QV, Mr. Neville served the district as the Music K-12 Teacher Leader from 2014-2019, and along with his fellow AP teachers at the High School, was a recipient of the Quaker Valley School District Award for Excellence 2012-13 for his work in AP Music Theory.
Mr. Neville maintains active memberships in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME). As part of the PMEA, Mr. Neville has served on various committees, hosted the 2018 District 1 Orchestra Festival, and served as a guest conductor for the 2012 District 9 Band Fest. Along with fellow area music teachers, Mr. Neville is a co-director of the annual Western Allegheny County Area (WACA) Honors Band Festival, and the Strings North Area Honors Orchestra Festival.
Mr. Neville lives in Moon with his wife Amanda, who is a violinist and the Middle School Orchestra Director in the Moon Area School District. They are proud parents to their daughter Leila, and son James.