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, and his Master of Music in Music Education degree from Boston University, with additional graduate work completed 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. He was the 2007 recipient of the J. Cornetti Tucci Award for Piano Performance, and was the piano soloist representative for the Mary Pappert School of Music of Duquesne University at the 2003 Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (PMTA) annual convention. Formerly a competitive soloist, Mr. Neville claimed the top prize in over a dozen statewide piano competitions throughout Pennsylvania before beginning his teaching career.
Mr. Neville started his teaching career in Johnstown, PA where he taught chorus, general music and music appreciation classes in the Forest Hills School District. While at Forest Hills, Mr. Neville rewrote the chorus, general music and music appreciation curriculum for grades 7-12 and oversaw the creation of African Drumming and guitar classes. Mr. Neville was hired at Quaker Valley in June 2010 and teaches all instrumental music at Quaker Valley High School. Among various leadership positions, 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 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.