Cory J. Mendenhall graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011 with a master's degree in music conducting. Mendenhall is in his sixth season as the Choir Director of the Mapleton Chorale. From 2002-2009, he served as the Choir Director and Performing Arts Department Chair at Provo High School. Beginning in Fall 2009 he began working in the same capacity at Maple Mountain High School. He is also the Choral VP of the Utah Music Educators Association. Mendnenall was selected to direct the Jr. High Honor choir for the 2013 all-state festival.
Mendenhall demonstrates extraordinary talent and passion for his profession. In 2005-2006 Mendenhall was recognized as one of the nation's top music educators in the popular Who is Who in America publication. In the same year he was recognized as Provo High School's Teacher of the Year.
He currently serves as an Associate Choir Director and Fireside Organist at the Missionary Training Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immensely enjoys that opportunity.
He graduated with his Bachelors of Choral Music Education from Utah State University in May of 2003. At USU he studied Choral Conducting & Literature with Dr. William Kesling. He also was chosen as the USU Chorale Student Conductor of the Year in 2001. He served as the Undergraduate Aural Skills Instructor from 2000 to 2002, and studied Organ Performance with Dr. James Drake.
Mendenhall and his wife, Aprel, who actively supports all of his musical endeavors, live in Spanish Fork with their daughter, Leah, and son, Nicholas.