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The Kennedy Center

Curtis Burris


Born in Lubbock, Texas, bassist Curtis Burris is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and Northwestern University, where he studied with Jon Deak and Warren Benfield. Before joining the National Symphony Orchestra in 1984, Mr. Burris was a member of the Philadelphia and Milwaukee symphony orchestras and was professor of bass at the University of Arizona. In addition to the National Symphony, Mr. Burris performs with the American Chamber Players. He is currently professor of bass at the University of Maryland and teaches at the Chautauqua Institute in the summer.

December 2001
Curtis Burris