Location: Iowa, USA
Dr. Sean Burton is associate professor of music, The Gilchrist Foundation director of choral activities, and division chair of arts and humanities at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has been featured as a guest conductor, clinician, or adjudicator in fifteen U.S. states. Recent engagements range from guest conducting the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts to All-State choruses in Alaska and South Dakota. Dr. Burton also possesses international experience, having led choirs on tour throughout Canada, Mexico, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The author of one book and some fifty additional publications, Dr. Burton has presented or conducted at national conferences of ACDA, CMS, and NAfME. He is formerly conductor of the Nebraska Children’s Chorus Bel Canto and spent the earliest years of his career as the choral and orchestra director at Weston High School in Connecticut. Dr. Burton earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, summa cum laude, from The Hartt School – University of Hartford, the Master of Music degree in Conducting, with department honors, from Boston University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.