Eastman School of Music
Having performed on four continents and more than forty states, Michael Burritt is one of his generations leading percussionists. He is in frequent demand performing concert tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. He has been a featured artist at nine Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, and has performed as soloist in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Purcell Room in London and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing China. In 2018 he recorded his composition, Home Trilogy, with the world-renown percussion group Nexus and is soon to release a new recording of solo and chamber works by Alejandro Viñao with the Grammy Award winning Third Coast Percussion. Mr. Burritt is also active as a composer and his works for percussion ensemble and solo marimba have become standard repertoire and are frequently required on international competitions. Along with his performing, teaching and composing he has worked to move the industry forward through his design of the MJB Signature Marimba with Malletech. Mr. Burritt is currently the President Elect of the Percussive Arts Society and Professor of Percussion and head of the department at The Eastman School of Music where is only the third person in the history of the school to hold this position.
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