Friday, 2:00 p.m.
Michael Burritt is currently Professor of Percussion and head of the department at the Eastman School of Music where he also received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees, as well as the prestigious Performers Certificate. Prior to his appointment at Eastman, Mr. Burritt was Professor of Percussion at Northwestern University where he developed a program of international distinction. His teachers have included John Beck, Gordon Stout, Paul Yancich, and Herbert Flower. Having performed on four continents and in nearly forty states, Michael Burritt is one of the world’s leading percussion soloists. He has been a soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Percussion Art Quartet (Germany), Amores Percussion Group (Spain), Peaux (Sweden) and the Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble of Pittsburgh. Mr. Burritt has three solo recordings – Perpetual, Shadow Chasers, and Waking Dreams. He has been a featured artist at seven PASICs.