Eugene Burger

June 1, 1939 - August 8, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we, friends of Eugene Burger, inform you that Eugene has passed away in Chicago at the age of 78.

Eugene enjoyed a long, healthy life, but was very recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Even so, his death today came more quickly than expected, and we are deeply shocked and saddened by his loss.

We know that in the days, weeks, and months ahead, countless things will be written and said about Eugene, and we will share more information, too. But for now, we want to tell you that Eugene embraced his situation with great clarity, humor, and peace of mind. As he said one day, "Now I am on the way to the ultimate capital M Mystery of life."

Please join us in remembering and celebrating Eugene, a rare and wonderful person who has meant so much to us and to magicians all over the world.

Note: on August 17, 2017, Eugene Burger's Estate founded a new scholarship fund at the McBride Magic & Mystery School to honor the Master. To make a contribution to the Eugene Burger Legacy Fund, which will create scholarships for deserving students in his name, please go to:

Eugene Burger Legacy Fund

Live Learning

  • Learn in small groups from master magic teachers
  • Personalized feedback on your act
  • New techniques and tips for your performance

The Faculty of the Magic & Mystery School know that nothing improves your magic more, and brings more lasting change, than live learning—that is, hands-on, face-to-face, in the same room learning experiences with master teachers. Some things never change.

Upcoming ClassesChoosing a ClassThe ExperienceLectures & ConsultingFrequently Asked Questions

Online Learning

  • Detailed instruction of professional routines
  • High-quality video demonstrations
  • Dozens of lessons availble 24/7

In addition to live learning at the Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, we also provide several online resources for magicians, to keep you connected with us and to supply you with teachings and supplies that will support your magical growth.

Online ClassroomStreaming LessonsWatch Past Episodes24/7 McBrideMagic.tvSkype Sessions

Teaching the technique, philosophy and business of magic since 1991

"Jeff's Master Class was a life changing experience! I came away with new ideas and a much deeper understanding of my own craft"