Cory D. Meals, Ph.D.
Teacher • Researcher • Musician • Conductor
Cory Meals teaches undergraduate courses in secondary instrumental music education focusing on band and graduate courses in music education research at the University of Houston. A native of northwestern Pennsylvania, he earned his Bachelor of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music, a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Washington.
Dr. Meals’ research interests include perception and cognition of gesture in music, individual and ensemble instrument pedagogy, and sociocultural interactions within music ensembles. His work has been published in Frontiers in Psychology and Music & Science. He has presented at research and professional development conferences both nationally and internationally.
He previously served on the faculty of Kennesaw State University (GA), and additionally served as a public-school band director in the Waller (TX), Klein (TX), and Keller (TX) school districts. He resides in Pearland, TX with his family.