Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. M.M Highly Qualified Music
Mr. Kurry Seymour
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD MUSIC COMMUNITY! Mr. Seymour is the Multicultural Music Teacher at OMS and the 2017-2018 OMS District Honors Teacher of the year. While the OMS Students have the opportunity to study the music of Trinidad and Tobago, Africa, Brazil, Japan, the United States and many other areas of the world, they will learn important life skills and the importance of Community, Culture, Connecting, and Creativity.
Mr. Seymour received a B.M. and M.M. in Music from West Virginia University with an emphasis on Ethnomusicology, Music Performance, and Music Education. While attending WVU, Mr. Seymour had the opportunity to study steel drumming with the creator/inventor of the modern steel drum, Dr. Ellie Manette, Javanese Gamelan with Dr. Mantle Hood, West 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, Mr. Seymour has also performed with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He has instructed 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 West Virginia University, Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia and worked as the founding Director of Percussion Studies and Assistant Director of Bands at Coastal Carolina University from 2003-2010 where he received a "distinguished professor" award in 2008.
Mr. Seymour has performed or presented at several conventions including PASIC, MENC, SCMEA and the South Carolina Day of Percussion as well as numerous Universities and Educational Festivals.
Mr. Seymour has had the wonderful opportunity to share his passion of the arts and music as a clinician/performer at several Universities, Conventions, and School Districts throughout the country.