Jill Burgett, Doctor of Arts

Director of Choral Music Education, University of Northern Colorado

Past President, Colorado Chapter of
American Choral Directors Association

Areas of Specialization

Teacher Preparation and Development

University and Community Music Ensembles

Choral Instructional Curriculum Development

Choral Rehearsal Techniques

Choral Conducting Training

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. 

Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the



 Jill Burgett Bio

 Dr. DrDr. Jill Burgett is Director of Choral Music Ed/Associate Director of Choral Studies at UNC, conducting the Women’s Glee Club and Prima Voce Chamber Ensemble, and teaching choral methods and conducting. Her doctorate is from Ball State University, where she was the Don Neuen fellowship recipient and subsequently served as Associate Director of Choral Activities. She holds an MM degree (choral conducting) from Ball State and a BM degree (magna cum laude) from Heidelberg University. For nearly twenty years, Burgett conducted choirs in the Indiana public schools. She has served on the Indiana and Colorado ACDA boards and Central Division ACDA board as College and University R&S Chair. She has also served on the NCCO board, and as President, and now Past President, of Colorado ACDA. Burgett is an active festival clinician and conference speaker, and All State Choir Conductor. She is published in Choral Journal and New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Conducting venues  include Prague, Vienna, Budapest, London, and Paris, and Rome. Her recent dissertation research on Catalan Choral Music is scheduled to be presented at the March 2018 Southwest ACDA Conference, with the UNC Chamber Choir serving as demo choir for this event.


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