Percussion Academy

Rusty Burge


Rusty Burge joined the Cincinnati  College-Conservatory of Music faculty in 1992 as 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, Merkin Hall in New York City and the International Percussion Convention. 

He has recorded with the Group for the Mode, Centaur, Einstein and Ars Moderno labels. The Group has also made concerto appearances with more than twenty different symphony orchestras. 

He received his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and a masters degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 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, Human Records and Telarc. Recent jazz performances with Ted Nash, Rich Perry, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid, Steve Houghton, Roland Vazquez and Michael Spiro. His latest recording (2015) is Faraway with pianist Steve Allee.