Michael J. Colburn
Michael J. Colburn
|Born||1964 (age 56–57)|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1987–2014|
|Commands held||United States Marine Band|
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal|
Legion of Merit
|Alma mater||State University of New York|
Arizona State University
George Mason University
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Shepard Colburn|
|Other work||Director of Bands at Butler University|
Michael J. Colburn (born 1964) is the Director of Bands at Butler University and was the 27th Director of the United States Marine Band and a colonel in the Marine Corps. Colburn joined "The President's Own" Marine Band in 1987 as a euphonium player and became the band's director in 2004. Colburn is a native of St. Albans, Vermont, and graduated from Bellows Free Academy there in 1982. He attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam for two years before transferring to Arizona State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in music performance in 1986. He received his master's degree in conducting from George Mason University in 1991.
- Navy Distinguished Service Medal
- Legion of Merit
- Army Achievement Medal
- Navy Unit Commendation
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards)
- Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3 awards)
- National Defense Service Medal (2 awards)
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Katy June-Friesen (January 16, 2013). "First Person Singular: Col. Michael J. Colburn, 48, Burke, Director of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- "Michael J. Colburn (2004 – present)". United States Marine Band. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- Tara Laskowski (2005). "The President's Own Maestro". The Mason Spirit.
- Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons (8 July 2014). "Change of Command". United States Marine Band. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
- "https://www.butler.edu/directory/user/mcolburn". Butler.edu. Retrieved 2021-03-05. External link in
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