Michael Butrico

Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music
Music Education Coordinator

Contact Information

(252) 398-6256

The Department of Music strives to provide an atmosphere of learning and development. To us, "Faith in Your Future" means that we believe that those students who complete their degrees in music at Chowan University are well prepared for success in their career. The Department of Music also encourages prospective students to learn about the wide range of opportunities available to all students of the university, whether as a major in music, a minor in music, or a member of one of our many ensembles.


  • MM, Trombone Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • BA, Music Education, University of Central Florida

Courses Taught

  • Applied Brass
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Chowan Winds
  • Conducting
  • Jazz Band
  • Pep Band
  • Materials and Methods for Secondary Music Education
  • Music Appreciation

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Awards and Honors
    Principal Trombonist Mantovani Orchestra 
    Trombonist with Florida Lakes Orchestra and Space Coast Pops 
    Trombonist with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players 
    Trombonist with Walt Disney World productions 
    All-American College Band 1992 
    Who's Who Among American's Teachers 2003 - 2005

    Commission & Publications
    Sanford Soliloquy: for Trombone and Piano. Commissioned and performed by Michael Butrico, trombone. Music by James Wehr. 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. Commissioned and performed by Michael Butrico, trombone. Based on the poetry of Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright. Music by James Wehr. World Premier Sept. 27, 2005 – Seminole State College of Florida.

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

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