Jerry is well-known throughout the southeast as a consummate performer of Baroque music. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, where since 1970 he taught, and after retiring in 2007, continues to teach undergraduate and graduate music theory and harpsichord. In addition, he is sought after for his knowledge of Baroque performance practice.
Dr. Curry has performed as soloist and chamber musician with numerous musical groups at the university, in the state and around the region. He was harpsichordist with the Columbia Consort and plays continuo with the South Carolina Philharmonic.
In the late 1960's, while at the University of Iowa working on a Ph.D. in music theory, Dr. Curry performed in an ensemble directed by the well-known early music specialist Robert Donington. That experience began a life-long fascination with Baroque performance practice. He subsequently studied in master classes with the French harpsichordist Kenneth Gilbert.