Tery Burt is from Opp, Alabama. He is a graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Theory and a Specialization in Jazz Studies. While at Newberry College, Tery served in the department of Student Services as a Resident Advisor for three years. He also has two years of experience as a camp counselor and climbing director for Camp Bob Hardin in Saluda, North Carolina. Tery enjoys a lifestyle of performing music on saxophone, reading, and spending time with his wife and family.