Michael Burritt - Awarded artist 2017

Mr. Burritt has been soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Nexus, Third Coast Percussion, Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Percussion Art Quartet (Germany), and the Amores Percussion Group (Spain). Mr. Burritt has three solo as well as numerous chamber recordings.  In 2006 he recorded the Joseph Schwantner Percussion Concerto with the Calgary Wind Ensemble on the Albany label and is soon to release a new recording of solo works by Alejandro Viñao in collaboration with the Third Coast Percussion Group.

He has been a featured artist at nine Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 1992 he presented his New York solo debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and in 1998 performed his London debut in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.  Mr Burritt has extensive chamber and orchestral experience and has performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, The Chicago Symphony, The Rembrandt Players, and the The Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra to mention a few.

Mr. Burritt is also active as a composer, with three concertos to his credit, numerous solo and chamber works for marimba and percussion as well as two books of etudes. His works for solo marimba have become standard repertoire for the instrument and are frequently required repertoire on international competitions. Commissions include The World Marimba Competition in Stuttgart Germany, The Paris International Marimba Competition and Nexus. Mr. Burritt is published with Ludwig Music, C. Alan, Innovative Percussion and Keyboard Percussion Publications.

He is an artist/clinician and product design/consultant for Malletech, where he has developed his own line of signature marimba mallets and recently collaborated on the design of the Burritt signature "MJB" Marimba.  He is an artist / educational clinician with the Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads and Yamaha Drums. Mr. Burritt was a member of the Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors from 1996 - 2008, is a contributing editor for Percussive Notes Magazine and was chairman of the PAS Keyboard Committee from 2004 – 2010. Mr. Burritt received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees, as well as the prestigious Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. 
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