He has received multiple grants and awards from the Mass Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, the OAS, the City of Boston and several private foundations.
...to my Master Teachers in African Diaspora drum and dance and
drum circle facilitation, including:
CK Ladzekpo (Ghana), Malonga Casque Lourdes (Congo), Conjunto Folklorico (Cuba), Diane Walker (tap) and Jose Lorenzo (Afro-Brazilian) and Deraldo Ferreira (Capoeira), Arthur Hull (drum circle facilitation) and HealthRhythm Directors Dr. Barry Bittman and Christine Stevens (therapeutic drumming).
Watch Cornell's TEDx Talk
Drumming and the Brain
Cornell Coley, M. Ed.
Teaching Artist in Education & Health
Drumming, Dance & Culture