Eastman Faculty

Percussion students study primarily with Professor Michael Burritt (Internationally recognized percussion soloist and chamber musician, recording artist and composer). Students are also provided the opportunity to have lessons with our distinguished adjunct percussion faculty, consisting of Bill Cahn (Nexus Percussion Ensemble and former Principal Percussion with the Rochester Philharmonic), Charles Ross (Timpanist with the Rochester Philharmonic), Jacob Nissly (Principal Percussionist with the Cleveland Orchestra) and Rich Thompson, (Drum Set faculty for the Eastman Jazz Department and former drummer with the Count Basie Band). This extraordinary group of artist-teachers provides the Eastman students with one of the most prestigious and diverse percussion faculties in the world.