Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Rusty Burge is Professor of Percussion at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is also a member of Percussion Group Cincinnati with whom he has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Recent performances include the Japan World Drum Festival, Chinese International Music Festival, Taipei International Percussion Convention, the Ravinia Festival and numerous PASIC Conventions. He was formerly principal percussionist with the West Virginia Symphony. He received his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and a masters degree from CCM.
Professor Burge teaches percussion, jazz vibraphone and directs the CCM Steel band. He is an active jazz vibraphonist who has recorded for Summit, J Curve Records, CBS Masterworks and Telarc. Recent performances with Peter Erskine, Ted Nash, Rich Perry, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid, Kim Pensyl, Roland Vazquez and Michael Spiro, Mr. Burge's new book Method for Vibraphone was released in 2013. His latest recording Faraway (2015) with Steve Allee is receiving rave reviews.