Music Department

Faculty Bio

Bio Image Cory Barnfield

Cory Barnfield

Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Office Location: OG 079

Academic Background

Indiana University
Country: United States
Degree: M.S.
Major: Saxophone Performance
Murray State University
Country: United States
Degree: B.M.E.
Major: Music Education


Cory Barnfield (saxophone) has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. He has also been featured as a soloist with numerous bands and orchestras throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. He is the founding member and soprano saxophonist of the Louisville Saxophone Quartet, and serves as the saxophonist on call for the Louisville Orchestra. Mr. Barnfield can be heard on Mark Custom Recordings, Amos Recordings in Switzerland and New Dynamic Records. He released his first solo album, entitled Journey, in the Fall of 2010 on the New Dynamic Records label.

As an educator, Mr. Barnfield has also given numerous clinics at middle schools, high schools, and colleges throughout Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana. He currently teaches in the Jefferson County School system and has regularly served as the saxophone instructor for the annual Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts program. Mr. Barnfield received his B.M.E degree from Murray State University and his M.S. degree from Indiana University. His artistic influences come from Scott Erickson, Otis Murphy, John Moore, Paul Bro and Dale Underwood.