University of South Carolina, Duo Plygas
Dr. Bailey Seabury is a dynamic, multi-faceted percussionist active as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator based in Columbia, SC. He is currently the Adjunct Percussion Instructor/Drumline Instructor at the University of South Carolina, where he coordinates the marching percussion program, teaches applied lessons, and helps to direct the UofSC Percussion Ensemble, winners of the 2021 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition.
As a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician, Bailey maintains an active performance schedule. He has performed with ensembles across the U.S. including the International Contemporary Ensemble, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Rock Hill Symphony, the Aiken Symphony Orchestra, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and with members of NEXUS. He has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention on multiple occasions, including a Showcase Concert with the Troy University Percussion
Ensemble in 2012, and a Keyboard Showcase Concert with Andy Harnsberger in 2019, as well as at the American Single Reed Summit. As a solo performer, he was a semi-finalist at the Great Plains International Marimba Competition in 2014.
Together with Andrew Patzig, Bailey founded Duo Plygas, an award-winning percussion duo focused on performing, commissioning, and composing new and exciting works for percussion duo. Duo Plygas was formed in 2012 while Bailey and Andrew were both studying at Troy University with T. Adam Blackstock. The duo has performed across the U.S., including performances at Troy University, the University of Central Arkansas, the University of South Carolina, and Lee University. Duo Plygas was awarded the second-prize at
the 2017 Great Plains International Marimba Competition.
Committed to the commissioning of new works, Bailey has worked with and been on the consortium for over 20 new works by composers such as Kevin Bobo, David Skidmore, Lane Harder, Brian Nozny, Adam Silverman, Russell Wharton, Blake Tyson, Jürg Frey and Michael Pisaro, among others.
As an in-demand marching percussion arranger and instructor, he has worked with ensembles across the Southeastern US. His original compositions and arrangements are played by high school and collegiate ensembles throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, including the University of Central Arkansas, Troy University, and the University of South Carolina.
He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music degree from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Troy University. His primary teachers include Dr. Scott Herring, Dr. Blake Tyson, and Dr. T. Adam Blackstock.
Bailey is a proud Malletech Performing Artist.