Jill Burgett, Doctor of Arts   

University of Northern Colorado

Professor of Choral Music

Director of Choral Activities

Director of Choral Music Education                                

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."



Areas of Specialization

Choral Rehearsal Techniques, Choral Conducting, Teacher Preparation and Development, University and Community Music Ensembles, Choral Curriculum Design and Development

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 Dr. Jill Burgett Bio

 Dr. DrDr. Jill Burgett is the Director of Choral Activities/Director of Choral Music Education at University of Northern Colorado, conducting the  UNC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir  and teaching graduate choral methods and conducting coursework at UNC. 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 over a decade, 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 Varna (Bulgaria), Barcelona, Montserrat, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, London, Paris, and Rome. She has also taught conducting choral masterclasses in Rome, Bangkok  and Barcelona. Her recent sabbatical research on Catalan Choral Music has been presented nationally at SWACDA .

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