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Thomas Burritt West Music Clinic: "Finding Your Innate Musicianship"
Thomas Burritt West Music Clinic: "Finding Your Innate Musicianship"
Posted Date: June 05 2021
Looking forward to presenting a virtual clinic on July 21st at 3pm Central entitled: "Finding Your Innate Musicianship" as part of the  West Music 2021 Virtual...
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Pete's Percussion Podcast
Posted Date: March 19 2021
Was very happy to talk with Pete Zambito recently for his podcast: Pete's Percussion Podcast. Subscribe...
Conspirare "Call Across"
Conspirare "Call Across"
Posted Date: March 18 2021
In yet another "remote" project Conspirare recently released the world premiere of "Call Across" by composer Kyle Pederson and poet Brian Newhouse. Recipient of the American Choral Directors Association Genesis Prize. Instrumentalists included: Thomas Burritt: Marimba, C. J, Menge: Handpan, Sowah...
Burritt to appear as part of "The Power of Friendship" Winter Storm Benefit Concert
Burritt to appear as part of "The Power of Friendship" Winter Storm Benefit Concert
Posted Date: February 26 2021
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Thomas Burritt, Solo Marimba, Round Top Festival Concert Hall
Thomas Burritt, Solo Marimba, Round Top Festival Concert Hall
Posted Date: February 12 2021
Burritt will perform works by J. S. Bach, Belinda Reynolds, Emma Logan, Saint-Saens, and Gershwin at 3:00pm at the Festival Hill Concert Hall in Round Top, Texas. All COVID protocols will be adhered to. For more information visit:  Read More...
Burritt at Sabian Booth - TMEA 20201
Burritt at Sabian Booth - TMEA 20201
Posted Date: February 12 2021
Thomas Burritt will be demonstrating the new Sabian HHX "Espressivo" hand cymbals at the TMEA 2021 virtual convention in the Sabian booth. See attached insert for more information and stop by! 
Bach Remix: Burritt and Schumann Re-unite
Bach Remix: Burritt and Schumann Re-unite
Posted Date: November 14 2020
Weaving in and out of expected and unexpected sounds, this program pairs gems of Bach’s mastery with ethereal works by Erik Satie, Arvo Pärt, Keith Jarrett, Belinda Reynolds, Ivan Trevino, and Philip Glass. Join us Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 PM on Zoom, where Michelle Schumann and Thomas...
UT Percussion Ensemble Poised to Release 2020 Video Performance
UT Percussion Ensemble Poised to Release 2020 Video Performance
Posted Date: November 10 2020
Initially programmed to be premiered at the virtual Percussive Arts Society International Convention the UT Percussion Ensemble will soon release their Fall 2020 Video Performance which celebrates the "Next...
Thomas Burritt Joins Sabian!
Thomas Burritt Joins Sabian!
Posted Date: September 01 2020
Very excited to announce a new partnership with Sabian Cymbals ! Check out the  Sabian...
Honorable Mention: "Faire's Top 10"
Posted Date: January 14 2020
Robert Faire of the Austin Chronicle named Thomas Burritt's March 2019 "chamber percussion" recital an honorable mention in his  Burritt...
Harvest Moon Festival: Serenade
Harvest Moon Festival: Serenade
Posted Date: October 23 2019
Burritt performed with singer songwriter Matt Alber and guitarist Mitch Watkins on Friday, October 18th at the Zach Theater in Austin Texas as part of the Harvest Moon Festival. Proceeds benefited Equality Texas and the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. 
Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Posted Date: September 21 2019
 Last evening I was extremely fortunate to perform Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) with 
Roomful of Teeth, a work with music composed by Bryce Dessner with...
The Percussion Collective in Residency
The Percussion Collective in Residency
Posted Date: September 21 2019
The  Percussion Collective will be in residence at the University of Texas at Austin from 9/23/19 to 9/25/19. The group will perform a  Read More...
Consider Matthew Shepard: Chicago Tribune Review
Consider Matthew Shepard: Chicago Tribune Review
Posted Date: September 16 2019
Chicago Tribune's Emmy-winning arts critic Howard Reich provided a spot on, honest and accurate  Read More...
Burritt at IPI 2019
Burritt at IPI 2019
Posted Date: August 14 2019
It was another busy week at the International Percussion Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland. A full week of classes for the institute participants and some great playing in the IPI Solo Marimba Competition. Burritt presented two sessions. Session one was presented on site at Slains Castle on the coast...
University of Texas Percussion Ensemble at the Lassiter Percussion Symposium
University of Texas Percussion Ensemble at the Lassiter Percussion Symposium
Posted Date: May 03 2019
The University of Texas Percussion Ensemble performed a showcase concert at the 2019 Lassiter Percussion Symposium, a regional percussion ensemble festival that is based near Atlanta, GA. The program featured the premiere of John Psathas's "Planet Damnation" (version with percussion ensemble),...
Burritt Featured in Austin Chronicle
Burritt Featured in Austin Chronicle
Posted Date: May 03 2019
Thanks to the Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires for a nice  write up  about...
CMS Ravinia - One of 10 best concerts of 2018
Posted Date: February 05 2019
Considering Matthew Shepard performance at Ravinia is selected as one of the top ten Chicago Tribunes's  classical concerts of last year.
Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati
Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati
Posted Date: February 02 2019
Burritt will perform Grammy-nominated oratorio "Ode to Common Things", by Cary Ratcliff with the VAE Cincinnati on February 3rd at 3:00 at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit  VAE's...
Come meet the new Reflection Series Marimba at TMEA 2018
Come meet the new Reflection Series Marimba at TMEA 2018
Posted Date: February 14 2018
Come see first hand the "future of the marimba" at TMEA 2018. To really know what than means you really have to change your perspective about how marimbas should be built and designed. This new instrument is a complete "rethinking" about how an instrument should be constructed, what problems should...
Mississippi Day of Percussion
Mississippi Day of Percussion
Posted Date: February 01 2018
Burritt appeared as guest clinician at the 2018 Mississippi Day of Percussion at Hinds Community College. Thanks to  Majestic/Mapex,   Read More...
Thomas Burritt at Round Top
Thomas Burritt at Round Top
Posted Date: January 20 2018
Thomas Burritt will perform works by Patrick Long, Dinuk Wijeratne, Dan Welcher, Michael Burritt, and Claude Debussy on a solo marimba recital in the beautiful  Festival Hill Concert Hall concert hall. 
Thomas Burritt at Round Top
Thomas Burritt at Round Top
Posted Date: January 18 2018
Thomas Burritt will perform works by Patrick Long, Dinuk Wijeratne, Dan Welcher, Michael Burritt, and Claude Debussy on a solo marimba recital in the beautiful  Festival Hill Concert Hall concert hall. 
Burritt Plays the New Reflection Majestic Marimba at PASIC 2018
Burritt Plays the New Reflection Majestic Marimba at PASIC 2018
Posted Date: January 14 2018
Thanks to my amazing friends at  Majestic Percussion for supplying a new Reflection Series Marimba for my...
Conspirare - Connections
Conspirare - Connections
Posted Date: November 09 2017
Burritt will perform Will Todd’s “Songs of Love” with Conspirare on Friday, October 27, 2017. 
Matt Alber at the North Door
Matt Alber at the North Door
Posted Date: November 08 2017
On Monday, September 18 Burritt performed with singer/songwriter Matt Alber at the North Door.  
Thomas Burritt at the International Percussion Institute, Aberdeen Scotland
Thomas Burritt at the International Percussion Institute, Aberdeen Scotland
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: August 01 2017

Burritt will appear as guest artist/clinician at the  Northwestern Univerity Percussion Symposium 
Great Plains Marimba Competition 2017
Great Plains Marimba Competition 2017
Posted Date: 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
Percussion Events at Festival Hill
Posted Date: 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
Schwantner Percussion Concerto at Round Top
Posted Date: 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
Burritt Recital at Cole Family Summer Music Festival
Posted Date: 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!
Victoria Bach Festival - A Busy One!
Posted Date: 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
Burritt to perform recital at Cole Family Summer Music Festival
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Conspirare - Hidden Music
Posted Date: 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
Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble - Considering Matthew Shepard
Posted Date: 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
Thomas Burritt and James Dick - Bob Bullock Museum
Posted Date: 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
Considering Matthew Shepard - PBS Taping - Moody Theater
Posted Date: 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
Considering Matthew Shepard - Symphony Hall - Boston
Posted Date: 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
Buy 2 Pairs, Get 1 Pair Free on Thomas Burritt Series of Mallets
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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...
Burritt to appear on @ Percussion - a video podcast
Burritt to appear on @ Percussion - a video podcast
Posted Date: 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
Conspirare Christmas all over Texas
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Burritt at University of North Texas
Posted Date: 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
Lang - The Little Match Girl Passion - Conspirare
Posted Date: 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
Mozart Requiem Undead Receives an Encore
Posted Date: 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
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 9/9
Posted Date: 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
Conspirare: Stephen Paulus, A Lyrical Life
Posted Date: 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,...

Burritt, Junkin, and Joseph Schwantner with the UTWE Percussion Section
Burritt, Junkin, and Joseph Schwantner with the UTWE Percussion Section
Posted Date: 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
Schwantner Percussion Concerto and Residency
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: March 03 2016


Considering Matthew Shepard
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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...

Burritt at PASIC 2015
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: November 09 2015





PASIC 2015 is practically here...

From Artist to Concert Goer: Making Connections
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: September 09 2015
YouTube Release of Bach Video/Audio Project: 9/5/15
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: August 17 2015






Four performance...

Bach, Burritt, and a Video Album
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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"
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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
Posted Date: 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....
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