Kurry Seymour
Country of Residence:
United States
Kurry Seymour received a B.M. and M.M. in Music Performance from West Virginia University. While attending WVU, Kurry had the opportunity to study steel drumming with the creator of the modern steel drum, Dr. Ellie Manette, Gamelan with Dr. Mantle Hood, African Drum and Dancing with Dr. Paschal Younge and Japanese Taiko Drumming with Dr. Tim Peterman. Additional study has been with She-e-Wu, Tim Adams, Mark Thurston and Paul Rennick.

In addition to an extensive world music background, Kurry has also performed with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps and Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. He has taught the Carolina Crown Percussion section from 1999-2002 and the percussion section of the Pride of West Virginia from 1997-2002.

In higher education, he taught at Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia and worked as the Director of Percussion Studies and Assistant Director of Bands at Coastal Carolina University from 2002-2010.

Kurry has performed or presented at PASIC, MENC, SCMEA and the South Carolina Day of Percussion. He endorses REMO, Vic Firth and Dynasty Percussion.

He is currently resides in Summerville, SC and works at Joseph Pye Elementary School as the World Music Teacher and serves Dorchester School District Two as a world music specialist.

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