SSG Michael Burner

SSG Michael Burner

Hometown: Rogers, AR

Joined the Band: 2020

Ensemble: The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band

Bachelor's Degree: University of Arkansas


SSG Michael Burner joined the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in April 2020. A native of Rogers, AR, he was the 2010 Arkansas Governor’s Award for musical excellence winner, and studied at the University of Arkansas and the Mannes School of Music.
Prior to his position with Pershing’s Own, Burner was a freelance musician in New York City, where he performed with the Metropolitan Opera, New England Symphonic Ensemble, and performances of Broadway and off Broadway musicals. He currently performs as a trombonist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, with whom he has recorded several albums and commercials. A dedicated international educator, Burner’s students have been admitted to some of the finest schools, universities, and conservatories around the world, including the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Interlochen, and FH Laguardia High School. SSG Burner has performed solo and chamber music across the United States, notably at the Midwest Clinic.
His teachers and mentors have included Weston Sprott, Demian Austin, Nicholas Schwartz, Gerald Sloan, Cory Mixdorf, and Douglas Blevins.

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