Winthrop University, Newberry College
As an all-encompassing percussionist and educator, Dr. Cory J. High has an energetic career as a performer, clinician, professor of music, and recording specialist. He currently resides in South Carolina and serves as professor of percussion at both Winthrop University and Newberry College.
Cory’s performance accomplishments include being regularly featured as a marimba soloist throughout the Southeastern United States, premiering a number of self-transcribed Baroque lute compositions, and performing with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also collaborated extensively with Wildlight Publications as a marimbist for multiple studio recordings.
Cory also co-founded HighSeas Media with fellow Malletech Performing Artist, Dr. Bailey Seabury. Together, they aim to provide a greater advocacy for academic music. Since its creation, HighSeas Media has worked with the University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble, Nancy Zeltsman, Duo Plygas, the Allen University Percussion Ensemble, as well as a multitude of chamber ensembles.
Dr. High holds degrees from the University of South Carolina (DMA), Lee University (MM), and the University of Florida (BME).
Cory is a proud performer of his Malletech Roadster, nicknamed ‘Elsie’ in memory of his grandmother.