Dr. Bailey Seabury is a dynamic, multi-faceted percussionist active as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator.
He has performed with ensembles across the U.S. including the International Contemporary Ensemble, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Aiken Symphony Orchestra, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and with members of NEXUS. He was a member of the award-winning Troy University Percussion Ensemble from 2009-2012, including their showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) 2012. As a solo performer, he was a semi-finalist at Great Plains International Marimba Competition (GPIMC) in 2014. Together with Andrew Patzig, Duo Plygas was a finalist in the 2017 edition of the GPIMC.
Committed to the commissioning of new works, Dr. Seabury has worked with composers Kevin Bobo, Brian Nozny, David Skidmore, Lane Harner, Tracy Thomas, Paul Dickenson, and Blake Tyson on premieres and performances of new chamber works for percussion. He also advocates the creation of new solo percussion music, premiering solo works by composers Andrew Patzig and Ryan Williams, among others.
Dedicated not only to the standard repertoire of the percussion world, but also the music of the experimental tradition, he has worked closely with Dr. Greg Stuart during his time in Columbia, SC. Through this relationship, he has been fortunate enough to study and work with world-renown Wandelweiser composers Jürg Frey and Michael Pisaro, premiering multiple works by each.
As an in-demand marching percussion arranger and instructor, he has worked with ensembles across the Southeastern US. His original compositions and arrangements can be heard, played by high school and collegiate ensembles, throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and South Carolina, including the University of Central Arkansas, Troy University, and the University of South Carolina.
Currently, Dr. Seabury serves as the Drumline Instructor for the "Carolina Band" at the University of South Carolina. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina, the Master of Music degree from the University of Central Arkansas, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Troy University. His primary teachers include: Dr. Scott Herring, Dr. T. Adam Blackstock, Dr. Greg Stuart, and Dr. Blake Tyson.