Prof. Corey Henke

Corey Henke is an active musician and teacher of horn. He is currently 2nd horn of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Med City Brass Quintet, director and solo horn of the Coristi horn ensemble, and a frequent guest with many churches and performing groups in Southeastern Minnesota.

After serving two years as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska, Corey has been teaching horn lessons in Rochester since 2001. In addition to his horn studio, he frequently coaches brass players for Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras (SEMYO) and is active in outreach through the Rochester Symphony Orchestra’s “Honk, Squeak, Scratch, Boom” program. In 2010 Corey joined the music faculty at Winona State University where he teaches applied horn.

Corey has a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College and a Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His teachers have included Michael Gast, principal horn of the Minnesota Orchestra, Priscilla McAfee, former principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Professor Allen French. In addition to his formal studies, Corey has twice performed at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute where he received coaching from members of the Summit Brass, and studied with former Canadian Brass and Empire Brass hornist Martin Hackleman as well as master teacher Thomas Bacon.