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Clinician – EMPOWERMENT SPEAKER / KeyNote Speaker


Focus and Purpose

 Community Matters!

Let me help you with your next Empowerment or Professional Development Session to Create an authentic Community, where people Connect, and Create a Culture of Collaboration where there is a clear understanding that Everybody MATTERS! 

Kurry Seymour’s  Consulting services “PURPOSE ON”  mission is to : Empower lives through igniting purpose, enhancing focus, and inspiring creativity. POWER UP — PURPOSE ON!  Please select “contact me” for availability and pricing for on sight seminars.    Also Visit the @purposeonproject Facebook page

What I enjoy about turning PURPOSE ON!

Kurry Seymour is so grateful to have had so many experiences that allow him to obtain a perspective that helps others within sessions in education, the private and public sector, and much more!

  • (2017)  Dorchester District 2 District Honors Teacher of The Year.
  • (2017)  OakBrook Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • (2013)  Joseph R. Pye Rookie Teacher of the year
  • (2008) Coastal Carolina University Distinguished Professor of the Year

Through his collaboration company “PURPOSE ON” Kurry offers clinic opportunities for all age levels and venues k-12, Higher Ed, and Company Professional development sessions.    He has presented at PAS, SCMENC, MENC, and several Universities.  In addition to live presentations, Kurry enjoys providing multiple follow up lectures and guidance through skype and live video masterclasses.

Have you dealt with the following?

  • Leaders not holding themselves to the same standard.
  • Empowering someone to LEAD!
  • Professional or Leadership seminars where people ARE TIRED of just someone reading powerpoint!
  • Leaders just accepting when someone in their section refuses to comply with their request, a rule, or with instructions.
  • Lack of community and communication in your “community.”

Here are some of the presentation/clinic topics to choose from and a list of past presentations


  • Focus

  • Purpose

  • Controlling Body Language

  • Creating a Safe Community/Classroom

  • Knowing and Feeling that Everybody Matters!

  • Teaching on Target

  • Knowing your “WHY”

  • Peer engagement

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Commitment to “Self-Improvement”

  • Fun ways to deal with Fear and self Doubt

  • I vs. WE  – WE vs. US

  • The importance of community

  • Arts Integration

  • Whole Brain Teaching

Here is a list of some of his past presentations:

Presentations-Lectures-Guest Performance

  • St. James High School (2017) “Guest Speaker on creating Community and Culture to develop Strong results and STRONG leadership.”
  • River bluff High School” (2017) “Guest Artist/residency” Speaking sessions on Leadership, Community, and Culture”
  • Down River Day of Percussion in Detroit Michigan (2017) “Keynote Speaker – Community- Culture-Connections and how it will enhance your future.”
  • University of Northern Mississippi (2017) “Featured presenter – Community and Culture”/Practicing with Purpose ON!
  • South Carolina Day of Percussion (2017) “Featured presenter- Playing Steel Pan from start to finish”
  • South Carolina Day of Percussion (2016) “Guest artist for steel drum 101”
  • Mid Carolina High School (2016) “Alive time session forcing on community building and connections.”
  • Chicago Great Lakes Steel Band Festival (2016) ” Grant Writing- PURPOSE and Community in the Public school and University Setting”
  • Ridgeview High School (2016) “Community and Culture within your leadership team.”
  • River Bluff High School (2016) “Guest Artist/residency” Speaking sessions on Leadership, Community, and Leadership
  • Clemson University (2016) “Residency and Professional Development”
  • North Myrtle Beach High School (2016) “Leadership and Empowerment with PURPOSE”
  • South Carolina Electric Co-Op Key note Speaker (2016) “Empowerment and Community Building”
  • Dorchester District 2 (2015) District Wide Professional Development “Featured Speaker on Whole Brain Teaching and Purpose and Focus within the classroom.”
  • River Bluff High School (2015) “Guest Artist/residency” Speaking sessions on Leadership, Community, and Leadership
  • Dorchester District 2 (2015)  The heart of Arts/Creating Community within your classroom.
  • Boeing (SC PLANT) (2015) Presentation “The Arts Make the Difference in our Community”
  • Clemson University (2014)  “Guest artist/residency” Clinic sessions with the University Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble and Private Lessons.
  • Anderson University (2014) “Guest artist/residency/Lecturer”  Percussion Ensemble Featured  Performance/Lectures on “Practicing with a purpose” and “Multicultural Music Education k-12”
  • South Carolina Day of Percussion (2013)  “Practicing with a Purpose”  and a steel band Guest Conductor/Artist
  • Blythewood High School (2013)  “Drumset as an orchestration instrument”  and a Guest Artist
  • South Carolina MENC (2/2011): Presentation with the Windsor Hill arts infused elementary school-African drum and dance ensemble. Shaping the Community and Culture Through teaching Cultural skills and Practices.
  • Artist in residence at Knightsville Elementary in Summerville, SC (Spring 2011): Implementing a Steel Drum Ensemble within the K-5 curriculum.  Creating a positive Community and Culture in the classroom.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2011) “Featured Ballroom performance with Casey Cangelosi”
  • Artist in residence at Windsor Hill “arts infused elementary school” in Summerville, SC (Spring 2011): African Drum and Dance within the K-5 curriculum. Creating a positive Community and Culture in the Classroom. 
  • The Abiding Village art studio in Myrtle Beach, SC (2009- 2010): Leadership via Music. The Heart of arts and the power of a STRONG COMMUNITY.
  • Bloomsburg University (Spring 2010): Guest lecturer and performer with the BU African Ensemble.
  • Clemson University (Spring 2010): Guest lecturer with the Clemson Steel Band.
  • North Greenville University (2/2009): Presentation-The University Steel Band.
  • South Carolina MENC (1/2009): Presentation-Teaching music from the neck down.
  • Blythewood High School (2008-2010): Performance-Steel Band/World Music
  • Guest lecturer at the Charleston County Teachers Association (1/2009): The “Heart” of music.
  • Percussion adjudicator/clinician at the Percussive Arts Society international convention. (Fall 2007)
  • Guest artist at the Canhoy Elementary Steel Concert in Charleston, SC. (Fall 2007)
  • Tour with Internationally  renown Bass Player Steve Baley to Moscow Russia (2007) “performer/percussion”
  • UNCG Greensborough (Fall 2007): World Music lecture.
  • CCU Summer arts academy (2003-2007): Guest artist-World Music
  • Guest artist at the Virginia Quest Academy (2003-2010)
  • Guest artist for the Charleston gateway music conference (2006-2010): Percussion/World Music
  •  South Carolina Day of percussion (Spring 2006): CCU Percussion Ensemble featured performance and lecture. Epiphany Coastal Carolina University: The roll of a college indoor percussion ensemble.
  • WGI International Competition: Coastal Carolina University Indoor Drumline (2005-2006)
  • Mannette Steel drum convention (Summer 2006): The Engine room and its function.
  • South Carolina day of percussion (Spring 2004): Fundamentals of percussion.
  • Clemson University (Fall 2002): Lecturer-The modern steel drum ensemble.
  • Ohio University (Fall 2002): Lecturer-The modern steel drum ensemble.