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About Cory High

Cory High
Cory High
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Columbia, SC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: Cory High received a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of South Carolina in 2021. He also holds degrees from Lee University (MM '15) and the University of Florida (BME '13).
Performance Experience: Dr. High has performed as a soloist and ensemble member throughout the United States. He has recently played with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, Wildlight Publications recording ensembles, the Newberry College Percussion Ensemble, and multiple USC chamber and large ensembles.
Teaching Experience: Dr. High has taught at Newberry College, Claflin University, and Benedict College. He has also been a percussion specialist with numerous public school programs throughout the Southeast US and is a visiting percussion clinician throughout the school year.
Teaching Philosophy: Dr. High is always learning new and exciting ways to think about and teach music, and believes that everyone can and should be given the chance to explore their personal talents!

Get to know Cory High

Dr. Cory J. High is a percussion performer and educator in South Carolina. For over 14 years, Dr. High has taught students throughout the Southeast United States and is currently serving as the Percussion Professor at Newberry College and Claflin University. Before teaching college, he was a free-lance percussion specialist for multiple award winning schools, including the Buchholz and Ooltewah High School band programs. Dr. High's vast performance career includes receiving the top award in the Great Plains International Marimba Competition, multiple showcases at Percussive Arts Society events, and regular performances with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra.

Outside of his traditional music duties, Dr. High is the co-founder of both Groundwork Percussion and HighSeas Media, two companies that aim to bring music to the masses. He is also an avid video game enthusiast, loves dogs, and can't wait to make awesome music with you!


Cory High teaches at:
4611 Hard Scrabble Rd Suite 112
Columbia, SC 29229
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