Caleb Burhans, Composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist
Composer, violinist/violist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans (born 1980) is a native of Monterey, California, and has lived in New York with his wife, Martha Cluver, since 2003. He has been heralded by the New York Times as "animated and versatile" and a "sweet voiced countertenor." Burhans’s early musical influences were varied both musically and geographically, ranging from his father Ron (who in the 1960's and 1970's played guitar and bass with Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers and the Everly Brothers) to his training as a boy soprano in Houston, TX, to his early education in Janesville, WI, where he studied violin, piano, and music theory and composition while also trying his hand at viola, cello, bass, percussion, mandolin, guitar, electric bass, and conducting. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Eastman School of Music, where he received a bachelor's degree in viola performance and composition.