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Thomas Burritt Innovative Percussion is proud to announce the addition of Thomas Burritt to its family of artists.  Burritt is currently Professor of Music at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin where he serves as Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies.  As one of today’s most sought after clinicians and solo performers, Thomas Burritt is easily one of the most recognizable individuals in the percussion education field today.  As the host of Percussion Axiom TV (a web show about performing & teaching percussion) and co-founder of DrumChattr (an online percussion social community), Burritt has greatly expanded his reach on educating and connecting with the international percussion community.  

Thomas Burritt received degrees from Ithaca College School of Music (BM – Education and Performance), Kent State University (MM), and Northwestern University (DMA). Active in the creation and performance of new music for percussion, Burritt has built a reputation in chamber music, as a percussion soloist, and as a concert marimbist.  In April 2004, Burritt performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as member of the Hammers and Sticks Ensemble. Later the same year, the Hammers and Sticks Ensemble released a CD on the Innova label featuring works by Steven Mackey, Zhou Long, Alvin Singleton, Alex Shapiro, Joseph Harchanko, and Belinda Reynolds. As a percussion soloist, Burritt has been active performing percussion concertos by Steve Mackey, Joseph Schwantner, Michael Dougherty, David Maslanka John Mackey, and James MacMillan. Burritt has recorded for guitarist Eric Johnson and recording artist David Byrne. Burritt's first solo CD recording: All Times Identical - New American Music for Marimba was released in November 2006. His latest solo marimba recording Groundlines is now available in iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rdio and Spotify. In 2009, Burritt was nominated for a Grammy for his performances on Conspirare in Concert distributed worldwide on the harmonia mundi label. In the spring of 2012, Burritt was cited as being one of "The most influential Music Professors on Twitter". He is  a clinician/endorser for Majestic and Mapex Concert PercussionZildjian Cymbals, bdl percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion.  Visit him online at


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University of Texas at Austin