Michael Butrico

Adjunct Instructor in Music
No Building Available
2810 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Professional Expertise

Trombone, Baritone, Instrumental Conducting


MM, Trombone Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music  

BA, Music Education, University of Central Florida

Employment History

Chowan University, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Band, Music Education Program Coordinator

Seminole State College, Director of Instrumental Studies, Artist in Residence


Sanford Soliloquy for Trombone and Piano. Commissioned and performed by Michael Butrico, trombone. James Wehr, composer. World Premier March 11th, 2003 - Seminole State College of Florida. Wehr’s Music House Publishing.

Ballad for My Other Brother: for Trombone, Piano, and Narrator. Based on the poetry of Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright. Commissioned and performed by Michael Butrico, trombone. James Wehr, composer. World Premier Sept. 27, 2005 – Seminole State College of Florida

Sailing the Seas: A Tone Poem for Solo Trombone.  . Commissioned by Michael Butrico. Greg Barker, composer. Spirit Song Music Publishing 2004.

Two Songs by Matalonis, Op. 6. Wehr’s Music House Publishing. July 2006


Butrico, M.W. (2012, March) Lecture presenter. Appearance Emotionalism: Interpretations of Life Through Music. Roanoke Rapids Canal Museum Lecture Series. Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Butrico, M.W. (2011, April) Master Class presenter. Slide Technique: The Use of the Natural Slur.  NC Trombone Festival, Salem College

Butrico, M.W.  (2007, November) Master Class presenter. Breathing Mechanics for the Wind Player.  Nansemond River  High School, Suffolk, Virginia

Professional Activities

Performance Experience:

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Opera Company, Orlando Philharmonic, Mantovani Orchestra,  New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Walt Disney World musician, Sam Rivers’ Rivbea Orchestra, Space Coast Philharmonic, Sigmund Romberg Orchestra, Walt Disney All-American College Band, Fort Myers Symphony, Bach Festival Orchestra, Tar-River Philharmonic Orchestra, Durham Symphony. Guest soloist and active freelance artist

Private Instructors:

Tony Chipurn Principal Trombone, Cincinnati Symphony (Retired), University of Cincinnati

Arnold Jacobs Principal Tuba, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Retired)          

Joe Alessi Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic, Juilliard School of Music                         

Cristian Ganicenco Principal Trombone, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra                                          

Roy Pickering University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (Retired)                                                

Jeffery Reynolds  Bass Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic                                                      

Gustov Hoena Hungarian Radio Orchestra   

Performance Credits:

Nelson Riddle Jr., Ellis Marsalis,Sam Rivers, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Jamey Aebersold, Conti Candoli, Pete Chrislieb, Gary Foster, Med Flory, John Allred, Ryan Kaiser, Matt Cantigub, Marcus Printup, Scott Whitfield, Harry Waters

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