Korey Cooper at the Alive Festival in June 2013
|Birth name||Korene Marie Pingitore|
|Born||July 21, 1972|
|Origin||Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Genres||Christian metal, alternative metal|
|Instruments||Keyboards, guitar, vocals|
|Associated acts||Skillet, Alkeme|
Korey Cooper (born Korene Marie Pingitore; July 21, 1972) is the keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist for the Christian Rock band Skillet. Her husband, John Cooper, is the lead singer and bassist of the band, as well as one of the founding members. She has made contributions as a backing vocalist in addition to guitars and keyboards.
Before joining Skillet, Cooper was a member of the band Alkeme along with now-former Skillet band-mate Lori Peters, her sister, and others from her church.
Cooper and her husband John have tattooed wedding rings on their fingers, instead of the traditional jewelry bands. They have two children; Alexandria (born 2002) and Xavier (born 2005). Korey started playing guitar on stage with Skillet in 2003. She learned how to play about 4 months prior to that date. Other guitarists substituted for her when the children were born. Cooper and her husband have co-written many of Skillet's songs.
- "Skillet’s "Comatose" Goes Gold, "Awake" Passes 200K In Sales". Ardent Records. 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2011-09-25.