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Thomas Burritt at the International Percussion Institute, Aberdeen Scotland
August 15 2017
Many thanks to Dr. Mark Ramirez, Executive Director of International Percussion Institute, for organizing a life changing seminar for these students from all over the world. A...
Northwestern Percussion Symposium
August 01 2017

Burritt will appear as guest artist/clinician at the  Northwestern Univerity Percussion Symposium 
Great Plains Marimba Competition 2017
July 26 2017

Many thanks to host and executive director Dane Romano for inviting me to judge, perform a recital, and present a class at the  Great Plains Marimba Competition  2017 . With so many...
Percussion Events at Festival Hill
July 12 2017




Thanks to the young artists pictured for their great performance on Joe Schwantner's "Concerto for Percussion" last weekend. These same young artists will perform on the  Read More...
Schwantner Percussion Concerto at Round Top
June 29 2017
Burritt will perform Joseph Schwantner's Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra at the  Round Top Festival...
Burritt Recital at Cole Family Summer Music Festival
June 25 2017

Burritt conducted a masterclass and performed a recital at the Cole Family Summer Festival at Southwestern University in Winfield, KS on June 15, 2017. Program included works by: Patrick Long, Dan Welcher, Dinuk Witerjatne and others. Thanks for Jeremy Kirk and the wonderful students for a...
Victoria Bach Festival - A Busy One!
June 14 2017

With two heavy concerts in three days, and works by: Joan Tower, Leaonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Carlos Chavez, and others it was a very busy festival! Thanks to a great UT alumni percussion section including Graeme Francis, Adam Bedell, Nick Stange and yours truly acting as principal. 
Burritt to perform recital at Cole Family Summer Music Festival
June 14 2017


Burritt will perform a percussion master class and recital Thursday, June 15th late in the afternoon and evening. Hosted at Southwestern College, the Cole...
Conspirare - Unclouded Day
June 01 2017
Burritt performed with Conspirare on their recent concert run entitled "Unclouded Day" featuring music and words that explore the journey of women. The...
Conspirare - Hidden Music
April 01 2017
Broke in my new Mapex SaturnV drums last night at  Conspirare's annual "Hidden Music" fundraising gala.
Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble - Considering Matthew Shepard
February 28 2017
On March 4th and 5th Burritt will appear with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati performing Craig Hella Johnson's "Considering Matthew Shepard". The concerts will be held at the Gallagher Theater at Xavier University. 
Thomas Burritt and James Dick - Bob Bullock Museum
February 22 2017
On February 23rd Burritt and James Dick will perform a joint recital at the  Bob Bullock Museum in Austin, TX. Hit the source link above for more information. 
Considering Matthew Shepard - PBS Taping - Moody Theater
February 20 2017
Considering Matthew Shepard, a contemporary oratorio by Craig Hella Johnson with Grammy award winning vocal group Conspirare, was recently taped for wide...
Considering Matthew Shepard - Symphony Hall - Boston
February 07 2017
On the final stop on a three city tour Burritt performed with Conspirare performing percussion on Craig Hella Johnson's important Considering Matthew...
Buy 2 Pairs, Get 1 Pair Free on Thomas Burritt Series of Mallets
January 16 2017
From now till February 12th at, buy 2 pair get 1 pair free on select Innovative Percussion mallets including the entire Thomas...
@Percussion Podcast Episode #74
January 01 2017
Super happy to be on the @Percussion Podcast! We talk new TB Innovative Percussion mallets, Joe Schwantner, Conspirare, teaching philosophy, music in three dimensions, and so much more!  Subscribe  to their YouTube...
Burritt to appear on @ Percussion - a video podcast
December 18 2016
Burritt will appear on the @ Percussion video podcast on their next episode. Check them out on Facebook or their website for more information.
Conspirare Christmas all over Texas
December 01 2016
With concerts in Victoria, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas many more in Texas will have the opportunity to experience a Conspirare Christmas. Featuring singer songwriter Matt Alber and the Conspirare...
Wiley Middle School Percussion Ensemble and UT Percussion Ensemble
November 07 2016
In preparation for performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this week, Wiley Middle School and the University of Texas Percussion Ensemble will present a joint pre-PASIC concert at Rouse High School on Monday, November 7th at 7:00 in the school auditorium. Burritt will...
Burritt at University of North Texas
October 21 2016
Thanks to Mark Ford for hosting a marimba clinic/performance entitled: "performer as communicator" on Friday, October 21st, 2016. Along with relevant discussion Burritt performed parts of Patrick Long's "Dreamscapes", Jonathan Kolm's "Haven" and John Serry's "Night Rhapsody". 
Lang - The Little Match Girl Passion - Conspirare
September 28 2016
Burritt will perform David Lang's "The Little Match Girl Passion" with select Conspirare singers on 9/30 and 10/1, 2016. Visit Conspirare's website for tickets and more...
Mozart Requiem Undead Receives an Encore
September 15 2016

Mozart Undead returns for an encore this time in Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas. Burritt joins members of line upon line percussion and several other Austin based musicians for this unique concert. Stopschinski, Baldwin, and Golden Hornet Project co-founder Graham...
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 9/9
September 09 2016
Burritt will perform as guest artist with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble performing Andy Akiho's NO one To kNOW one on the UT campus in McCullough theater on September 9th. https://texasperformingarts.org/events  Texas...
Conspirare: Stephen Paulus, A Lyrical Life
May 20 2016

Conspirare will pay tribute to the late Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) with a program of mostly Paulus works including the five-movement 2007 Conspirare commission, Poemas de Amor for percussion (set up seen above) and chamber choir. Concerts are set in Austin, St. Paul, St....

Burritt, Junkin, and Joseph Schwantner with the UTWE Percussion Section
May 14 2016
Thanks to Joseph Schwantner for an unforgettable residency! Look for video excerpts soon of his concert for percussion performed with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble on May 1st, 2016.
Schwantner Percussion Concerto and Residency
April 30 2016
Premiered by Chris Lamb for the 150th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic, Joseph Schwantner's "Concerto for Percussion" is one of our field's most important works. This version, an adaptation for Wind Ensemble, will be performed, on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 pm CST, as part of Schwantner's...
Burritt will appear as guest artist and clinician
April 21 2016
Burritt will appear as guest artist and clinician at the 2016 Lassiter Percussion Symposium held on Saturday, April 23rd. For more information click the soure link above.
Burritt at USC
April 04 2016
Burritt will perform Maki Ishii's "Concertante" with members of the USC Percussion Ensemble on Monday, April 4 at the University of South Carolina. Thanks to Majestic Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Remo, and Zildjian for their support!
Considering Matthew Shepard at Harvard University
April 01 2016
It's been a great few days working with Craig Hella Johnson and the Harvard choirs preparing Considering Matthew Sheppard in the historic Sanders Theater. If you're in Boston come see us! 
'Voices' by Patrick Long From Dreamscape
March 03 2016


Considering Matthew Shepard
February 02 2016

Considering Matthew Shepard, a new work by Craig Hella Johnson, will be preimiered in Austin, Pasadena, and Los Angeles Februrary 20 - 27, 2016. A modern oratorio, it's a response to the tragic death of a...

Innovative Buy 2 Get 1 Free Sale
January 01 2016

Now is the time if you've been waiting for a deal on Innovative Percussion mallets! Our friends over at Steve Weiss Music are...

Conspirare Christmas
December 03 2015

A few tickets are still available (12/4 in Houston, 12/7 in Austin, and 12/8 in San Antonio) for a "Conspirare Christmas", the yearly psuedo Christmas concert. Shows include: 



12/3 Victoria,...

Burritt at PASIC 2015
November 18 2015

Another great Texas PAS convention is in the books! Thank to Jeff Hartshough at PAS, Jeff Mulvihill and Chris Hankes at Majestic Percussion, Erik Johnson and Chris Long at Read More...

Thomas Burritt at PASIC 2015
November 09 2015





PASIC 2015 is practically here...

From Artist to Concert Goer: Making Connections
October 28 2015

Follow me on Periscope (by first following me on twitter) for a behind the scenes look at my preparation for my showcase concert at Read More...

Ratcliff's 'Ode to Common Things' Release
September 24 2015

I'm excited to announce the most recent Conspirare super audio CD is now available. The recording features Cary Ratcliff's "Ode to Common Things", a work arranged for chamber choir, piano, harp, guitar, and two percussion. Joining me on...

Burritt at UNF
September 15 2015

Burritt will be in residency at the University of North Florida Wednesday, September 16th and Thursday, September 17th. The program Thursday evening will feature Patrick Long's "Dreamscapes", Bach's 5th Cello Suite, and several other works. Vitis their Read More...

Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 J. S. Bach
September 09 2015
YouTube Release of Bach Video/Audio Project: 9/5/15
September 09 2015

I couldn't be more excited to release my next recording via YouTube tomorrow, Friday September 5th, 2015. Visit my YouTube Channel to watch and listen to a full length and individual movement version of Bach's...

Thomas Burritt presents the 2015 TMEA All-State Audition Tutorials
August 17 2015






Four performance...

Bach, Burritt, and a Video Album
August 04 2015

What is the future of a solo classical recording? Having done a CD not too long ago with both hard and digital media I found it difficult to reach a lot of people, especially in our small percussion/marimba world. So, as I prepare...

Texas BandMasters 2015 - TMEA All-State Percussion Audition Music
July 21 2015

Burritt will present as clinician at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Given the opportunity to select this years (2015) TMEA All-State percussion audition music, Burritt will present a performance and short clinic for...

Round Top Festival - Percussion Showcase 2015
July 08 2015
It's that time of year again and we have a serious percussion program planned for the closing day of the Festival Institute at Round Top. On Saturday, July 11th, the percussion section of the Round Top Festival Institute Summer Music Festival will perform Mellits "Gravity", Nico Muhly's "Ta and...
PASIC 2015
July 05 2015
I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be presenting a showcase concert at PASIC 2015 in San Antonio. The concert will likely feature Bach's 5th Cello Suite, Ishii's important "Concertante", and a few more short works to be determined. The concert will feature line upon line percussion. This...
Conspirare - "Path of Miracles"
June 11 2015
I've had the privilege to work with Conspirare many times over the years. Fresh off their recent Grammy win their most recent recording, Joby Talbot's "Path of Miracles", just hit stores and streaming services. Only playing sparingly in the 1st and 4th movements I had the thrill of being a part of...
2015 Longhorn Marimba Intensive
May 20 2015
Spots are still available for the 2015 Longhorn Marimba Intensive. Hosted by Thomas Burritt, sessions will cover many aspects of marimba performance. Attendees will perform in a keyboard ensemble, and perform several times for faculty and intensive participants. This years guest is marimba...
Nico Muhly - How Little You Are Premiere
April 17 2015
Thrilled to play a little part in the fascinating premiere of Nico Muhly's "How Little You Are" spearheaded by my fearless colleague Kathy Panoff. Lead by an orchestra of 12 guitars comprised of the Texas, Dublin, and Los Angelels guitar quartets the work also features Conspirare, led by Craig...
Schwantner Percussion Concerto with the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia
April 02 2015
Another trip to China, this time not with ASE but as percussion soloist with the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia. On the program is the important Percussion Concerto by Joseph Schwantner. Stay tuned for a performance at UT-Austin some time next year. 
Burritt visits Innovative Percussion
March 28 2015
Had an amazing two days at Innovative Percussion designing early prototypes of a signature line of mallets. I've always admired IP quality and now that I've seen their whole operation and have gotten to know many of their long standing employees I'm even more excited to be a part of their team....