Meet the Musician
Senior Chief Musician Michael H. Belinkie,
Senior Chief Musician Michael Belinkie, a native of Richmond, Va., joined the Navy Band in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music and in economics from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 1998, and he also holds a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University. While at UVA, he performed with the vocal groups Virginia Gentlemen and Coro Virginia and also with the Virginia Glee Club. He studied voice with Bruce Tammen and George Gibson, and has performed with the Washington Bach Consort, the Master Chorale of Washington and the Woodley Ensemble.
In 2005, Belinkie sang the world premiere solo “A Season of Miracles,” by Marvin Hamlisch, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with Hamlisch accompanying on piano. He is also the leader of the Sideboys, a Sea Chanter men’s vocal ensemble and was selected as Navy Band sailor of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2007. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, tennis, and singing in his 1980s tribute band, The Reflex.