Caleb Burhans was born in 1980 in Monterey, CA to Ron and Venus Burhans. He grew up listening to his father play rock n' roll, who in the 60's and 70's played on tour with Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers and the Everly Brothers. Caleb's musical studies began as a boy soprano at the age of nine in Houston, TX. In 1990 he moved to Janesville, WI where he studied violin, piano, music theory and composition, as well as picking up viola, cello, bass, percussion, mandolin, guitar, electric bass and conducting. During his years in High School, Caleb participated in such musical endeavors as choir, orchestra, strolling strings, jazz band and punk band. After graduating from High School in 1997, he attended Interlochen Arts Academy before moving on to the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman, Caleb studied violin, viola, voice, composition, chamber music, orchestral music, baroque performance practice and contemporary music. Caleb graduated from Eastman with a bachelor's degree in viola performance and composition.
In the summer of 2003, Caleb, his wife Martha Cluver and their lizard, Buddha, moved to New York City, where they now reside. Caleb specializes in early music, contemporary music, pop/rock music, and free improv. His main instruments are violin, viola, guitar, piano and singing countertenor. His compositions range from concertos to techno. In addition to his career as a freelance violinist, violist and countertenor, Caleb is a member of the Trinity on Wall Street Choir, Philadelphia's Schola Nova, the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound as well as the bands Dialects, it's not you, it?s me and Beyondo. He has been heralded by the New York Times as, "animated and versatile" and being a "sweet voiced countertenor."