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John R Burton

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[Burton, John R]
  • Professor, Music

Biography

Dr. John Burton

Department of Music

AY 2013-2014

RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Performance

Solo/ Collaborative/ Chamber/ Soloist with ensemble Performance

Campus

            February 1, 2014

            Cello Soloist in Elgar Cello Concerto

            UTASO, Irons Recital Hall

            September 19, 2013

            Faculty Solo Recital

            Full Length Program

                        Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Cello in F Major, Op. 5 #1

                        Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99

Performer in ensemble

                        July 23, 2014

                        Texas Chamber Music Institute

                        Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra Final Concert

                        Mozart Serenade

                        Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo

                        June 13, 2104

                        Music Paradigm, Principal Cello

                        Wagner Meistersinger Overture

                        Performed at the Dallas Omni Hotel as a Leadership Seminar

                        May 13, 2014

                        Music Paradigm, Principal Cello

                        Wagner Overture to the Flying Dutchman

                        Performed at the Dallas Anatole Hotel as a Leadership Seminar

                        April 18, 2014

                        Lovers Lane Methodist Church

                        Principal Cello in Free-lance Orchestra

                        Mendelssohn Elijah

                        April 10, 2014

                        Waco Symphony, Principal Cello

                        Prokofiev Piano Concerto

                        Vadim Kolodenko, Soloist

                        Winner of the last Cliburn Competition

                        March 28, 2014

                        St. Marks Episcopal Church Music Series

                        March 22, 2014

                        Waco Symphony Principal Cello

                        All Orchestral Concert

                        January 26, 2014

                        Cellist with the UTA A Cappella Choir

                        Continuo Performer in the Monteverdi Beatus Vir

                        UTA Campus, Irons Recital Hall

                        January 16, 2014

                        Waco Symphony, Principal Cello

                        Music of Broadway with Stars form Original Shows on Broadway

                        January 9, 2014

                        Music Paradigm, Principal Cello

                        Borodin Prince Igor Overture

                        Performed at Deloitte University as a Leadership Seminar

                        December 13, 2013

                        Waco Symphony, Principal Cello

                        Christmas Music

                        November 22, 2013

                        Cellist with the UTA A Cappella Choir

                        Continuo Performer in the Monteverdi Beatus Vir

                        November 9, 2013

                        Waco Symphony Principal Cello      

                        Elgar Cello Concerto

                        John Sharp, Cello Solo

                        September 26, 2013

                        Waco Symphony, Principal Cello

                                    Roussel Suite in F

                                    Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3

                        Khachaturian Violin Concerto 

                        James Ehnes, Violin Solo

Participant in chamber recital

                        July 21, 2014

                        Cellist in the Lyric Trio

                        Performance at the Texas Chamber Music Institute

                        Brahms trio in B Major, Op. 8, first Movement

                        Dvorak Dumky Trio, complete

                        April 1, 2014

                        Cellist in the Lyric Trio

                        UTA Irons Recital Hall

                        Dvorak Dumky Trio

                        Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Professional Development

Participation in/attendance at master classes or institutes

                        July 27-30, 2014

                        Attend and Preside over sessions for the TEXASTA Chapter at the Texas                                     Orchestra Directors Association Conference in San Antonio as President                                 of TEXASTA

                        March 5-9, 2014

                        Invited to Attend the National Conference of the American String                                       Teachers Association as TEXASTA State President. Participated in a Pre-                                 Conference Session on Leadership for State Chapters

Work in Progress

Recital or concert repertoire in rehearsal

            November 14, 2104

            Lyric Trio Concert

            Standard Trio Repertoire Planned for Full Program

            October 1, 2014

            Solo Recital with Gabriel Sanchez, piano

            Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano in e minor, Op. 38

            Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano

Performances scheduled

            September 30, 2014

            November 11, 2014

            November 23, 2014

            January 16, 2015

            March 21, 2015

            April 16, 2015

            Waco Symphony, Principal Cello

            Various Orchestra Programs

TEACHING

Courses assigned

Fall 2013

MUSI 0171-010 Elective Lessons in Strings 1 Student

MUSI 2244-003 Private Lessons in Strings 2 Students

MUSI 33191-010 Secondary Lessons in Strings 2 Students

MUSI 4244-003 Private Lessons in Strings 4 Students

MUSI 4454-003 Private Lessons in Strings 1 Student

Spring 2014

MUSI 0126-010 String Quartet 2 Students

MUSI 0126-042 String Quartet 3 Students

MUSI 2245-003 Private Lessons in Strings 2 Students

MUSI 3191-010 Secondary Lessons in Strings 2 Students

MUSI 4245-003 Private Lessons in Strings 2 Students

MUSI 4455-003 Private Lessons in Strings 1 Student

MUSI 5112-010 Graduate Chamber Music 1 Student

Supervision of student recitals

            April 23, 2014

            String Chamber Music Recital           

            UTA Camus Irons Recital Hall

            Various Standard Chamber Music Repertoire

            February 23, 2014

            Sarah Arambula Senior Recital

            Beethoven Variations on a Theme from the Magic Flute

            February 19, 2014

            Jeremy Pillow Senior Recital

            Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano in e minor, Op. 38

            Faure Siciliene

            November 23, 2013

            Katie Dunlap Cello Recital

            Cassado Suite for Cello Solo

            Paradis Siciliene

Master Classes

            July18-23, 2014

            Texas Chamber Music Institute

            Chamber Music lessons and Master Classes

            UTA Campus

            July 14-17, 2014

            Summer Strings, UTA

            All State Master Class

            July 7-11, 2014

            Texas Cello Academy

            Lessons, Master Classes

            UTA Campus

            November 8, 2013

            Master Class in Chamber Music Performance

            Includes a Performance of Beethoven Op 18 #1 first Movement

            Marcus High School, Lewisville Texas

            The UTA String Faculty were hired to teach a series of Chamber Music     Master Classes as a result of the Grammy Award given to Marcus High   School for their arts program.

            October 5, 2013

            All State Master Class

            Marcus High School, Lewisville, Texas

            September 28, 2013

            All State Master Class and Workshop

            UTA

            September 5-7, 2013

            All State Master Class

            Houston Area High Schools

Clinics

            May 2, 2014

            Midway High School, Waco Texas

            Clinic for Orchestra

            On UTA Campus

            April 24, 2014

            Coronado High School, Lubbock

            Clinic for Orchestra

            On Campus at UTA

            March 23, 2014

            Arlington Youth Symphony

            Clinic for Cello Section

            January 24, 2014

            Bowie High School, Arlington Texas

            Clinic for the Cello Section

            December 15, 2013

            Arlington Youth Symphony

            Clinic for Cello Section

            November 21, 2013

            Flowermound High School

            Clinic for the Cello Soloists in the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Cellos

            Prepared them for the performance at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago         

            November 17, 2103

            Arlington Youth Symphony

            Clinic for Cello Section

            November 15, 2013

            Sam Houston High School, Arlington Texas

            Clinic for the Orchestra on how to get into College

            November 14, 2013

            Flowermound High School

            Clinic for the Cello Soloists in the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Cellos

            Prepared them for the performance at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago

            October 12, 2013

            L D Bell High School

            Clinic for Cello Section

            September 29, 2013

            Arlington Youth Symphony

            Clinic for Cello Section

            September 22, 2013

            Arlington Youth Symphony

            Clinic for Cello Section

            September 20, 2013

            Flowermound High School

            Clinic For Cello Section

            September 15, 2013

            Arlington Youth Symphony

            Clinic for Cello Section

Evidence of Student Improvement (copies of all jury comment sheets for each semester, Fourth Semester Barrier Examination Results)

            Fourth Semester Barrier Results

            Andrew Hermonat, PASS

            Kevin Torrefiel, PASS

Examples of student achievement

            Lissie Patience

            Recipient of the String Area Outstanding Student Award

            2013-2014

SERVICE

Committees and Appointments

            Departmental Committees and Appointments

                        Member, String Area Scholarship Committee

                        Chair, Scholarship Committee, Endowed and Community

                        Co-Chair, Policy and Procedures Committee

                        Member of NASM Size and Scope Committee

Departmental Development and Enhancement

Festivals/summer camps/summer courses

            Texas Cello Academy Director

            July 7-11, 2014

Recruiting

            February 28, 2014

            Free Lesson for Fletcher Rudd, Cello Recruit

            January 24, 2014

            Free Lesson for Fletcher Rudd, Cello Recruit

            January 18, 2014

            Free Lesson for Fletcher Rudd, cello Recruit

            October 22, 2013

            Free Cello Lesson to Recruit Chris Walker

            Director of the Texas Cello Academy, July 2013

            Taught and recruited cello students for UTA

            Maintain recruiting list of students

            Please see listings under Clinics and Master Classes, as these activities are essential to a well-rounded recruiting plan.

Adjudication

            February 12, 2014

            Texas Music Educators Association

            All State Symphony Cello Section Judge

Professional Organizations

Officer, board member, committee member

            President of TEXASTA, the State Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, elected

            President of the Board of the Arlington Youth Symphony

            Arlington, Texas

Editor of publication

Organizer for function of the organization

Attendance at conventions and conferences

Membership

                        American String Teachers Association

                        Texas Music Educators Association

                        Texas Orchestra Directors Association

Professional Preparation

    • 1979 B.M. in Cello PerformanceRice University
    • 1979 M.M. in Cello PerformanceRice University
    • 1987 D.M.A in Cello PerformanceThe University of Southern California
    • 1999 Post-Doctoral in Leadership in Higher EducationHarvard University
    • 2002 Post Doctoral in Leadership in Higher EducationHarvard University

Appointments

    • Dec 2011 to Present Professor of Cello and Chamber Music
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   Department of Music
    • Sept 2000 to Dec 2011 Professor / Chairperson
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   Department of Music
    • Sept 1991 to Aug 2000 Associate Professsor
      Texas Christian University (TCU)   Music - Cello

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Sept 1979 to Present American String Teachers Association
  • University
    • Sept 1979 to Present Texas Music Educators Association

Research and Expertise

  • Expertise

    John Burton began his cello studies in Fort Worth with Harriet Woldt. He participated in the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth. Dr. Burton received his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance and Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from Rice University, where he studied with Shirley Trepel. He continued his studies at the University of Southern California, receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance under the direction of Gabor Rejto and Daniel Rothmuller, Dr. Burton did post-doctoral study at Harvard University, participating in the Management and Leadership in Education program and the Management Development program for administrators at the university level.

    Dr. Burton has taught at Hardin-Simmons University and lectured at the University of Southern California. He also taught at Texas Christian University from 1991- 2000, serving as Associate Professor of Cello and Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Communication, and Director of Graduate Studies for the college. Dr. Burton has participated in many festivals and chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the southwest. During his time in Houston, he was Principal Cello of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and the Texas Opera Theater Orchestra. He has also been Principal Cello with the San Angelo Symphony, the Abilene Philharmonic and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Burton is recorded on the CRI label, in music by John Baur and Mario Davidovsky.

    Dr. Burton's administrative experience includes work at TCU and Northern Arizona University and the University of Texas at Arlington. While at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Burton was Dean of the School of Performing Arts and founding Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Following that position, he was appointed Senior Associate and Special Assistant to the President at Northern Arizona University, where he worked closely with the Board of Regents and members of the university community to achieve the goals of the President. Dr. Burton is currently Professor of Music at UTA, where he teaches theory and works with the most outstanding group of individuals of his career.

  • Research in the areas of String performance and teaching

    My presentations encompass the areas of acoustics and applicable laws of physics to the string instrument family. 

Publications

      Recital 2013
      • Waco Symphony Principal Cello

        {Recital}

      Recital 2012
      • Spectrum Chamber Music concerts

        {Recital}

Presentations

    • July  2016
      Cello intonation, a physical phenomenon.

      This presentation looks at string intonation through the lens of physics and vibrating strings, harmonics and companionnotes with a focus on resonance.  

    • July  2016
      TEXASTA Session for new Teachers and Teachers new to Texas

      THis session helps new techers navigatye the intricacies of Texas music education and is provided as a service to the members of TODA - the Texas Orchestra Directors Association. 

    • July  2011
      Oberholtzer Foundation July 23 - August 1 2011;Presentation on leadership
    • March  2011
      Ravel String Quartet .March 13, 2011
    • February  2011
      Spectrum Concerts Ravel String Quartet.February 28
    • October  2010
      Soloist with the Holland Symphony in Beethoven Triple concerto.October 5 - October 6, 2010
    • October  2010
      Repertoire of Beethoven Archduke and Mendelssohn C minor trios. October 6, 2010

Live Performances

  • 2017
    • Oct 2017 Waco Symphony

      Cellist with the Wao Symphony Orchestra in concert

      [Refereed/Juried]
  • 2016
    • Oct 2016 Cellist with Faculty and Friends Chamber Orchestra

      The Faculty of UTA, along with outside professional musicians across the DFW metroplex, perform orchestral and chamber works along side our students. This allows a unique undergraduate experience to collaborate with faculty in an imtimate setting. 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • July 2016 Cellist with the Texas Conducting Workshop

      Conductors came to Texas from all over the US to learn conducting skills with a live orchrestra. 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2015
    • Apr 2015 Principal cello in Handel's Messiah

      Lovers Lane United Methodist choir and professional orchestra from Dallas

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Apr 2015 String Quartet concert for Easter Sunday

      Lovers Lane United Methodist Church

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2015 Cellist with Fort Worth Symphony

      Concert in Graham Texas

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Apr 2015 Cellist in String Quartet for Wyeth Master Class

      Beethoven Opus 59 number 3

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2015 Principal Cello Waco Symphony

      Featured in Donizettis Daughter of the Regiment (significant cello solo)

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Mar 2015 Cellist with Laura Cameron in Recital UTA

      Performed duos with bassoon

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Feb 2015 Principal cello FAFCO (Faculty and Friends chamber orchestra at UTA)

      Performed as principal cello in concert, featuring the cello solo in Brahms 2nd piano concerto

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Jan 2015 Principal cello Music Paradigm Series Deloitte University

      A series of leadership seminars for business using orchestral analogies as instruction demonstrations

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Jan 2015 Principal cello Waco Symphony

      Standard Orchestral repertoire

      [Refereed/Juried]
  • 2014
    • Dec 2014 Pricnipal cello with orchestra and choir at St. Andrew United Methodist Church Plano

      Principal cello with significant cello solo in Silent Night arrangement for cello and orchestra.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Nov 2014 Cello Solo with the All Region Choir in Allen Texas

      Conducted by the TCU Choral Director, featured a significant oiece for choir and cello solo

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Nov 2014 Principal Cello Waco Symphony

      Standard Orchestral repertoire.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Nov 2014 Lyric Trio concert UTA

      Brahms trio in B Major, Beethoven "Ghost" trio

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Nov 2014 Cellist with the Dvorak Quintet

      Performance at UTA with the String area chamber music students

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2014 Principal cello Waco Symphony

      Perform standard classical repertoire as principal cellist

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Oct 2014 Solo Cello recital at UTA

      Standard repertoire for cello and piano. Debussy Sonata, Brahms e minor Sonata, Bach Suite number 2 in d minor for cello solo

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2014 Performance at First Baptist Church and cello solo

      Cello solo with orchestra and orchestral and choral works for the service

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2014 Principal cello of FAFCO (faculty and friends chamber orchestra UTA)

      performance of the standard repertoire for chamber orchestra with UTA colleagues

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2013
    • July 2013 Solo Recital

      Bach Suite in G major

      Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano Opus 5, number 1

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Courses

Other Teaching Activities

    • Music Festival
      • Director,

        Texas Cello Academy

      • Director

        Texas Cello Academy

    • Service Learning
      • Sept 2014 Clinic at Plano East High School

        Worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Sept 2014 Clinic at Arlington Youth Symphony

        worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Sept 2014 ASTA webinar participation

        Participated in the Webinar for State Presidents

    • Service Learning
      • Sept 2014 Clinic for Arlington Youth Symphony

        Worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Oct 2014 Clinic for Lewisville ISD

        Worked with cellists from all over the district on All Region music

    • Service Learning
      • Sept 2014 Clinic for UTA on All State Music

        Worked with cellists from Texas on ALl State Music

    • Service Learning
      • Nov 2014 Clinic for the Arlington Youth Symphony

        worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Aug 2015 Clinic for the Arlington Youth Symphony

        worked with the cello section on coincert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Jan 2015 Clinic for Plano East High School

        worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Feb 2015 Clinic for the Arlington Youth Symphony

        Worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Feb 2015 Clinic for the Arlington Youth Symphony

        Worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Service Learning
      • Mar 2015 Clinic for the Arlington Youth Symphony

        worked with the cello section on concert repertoire

    • Workshops, Presentations, and Seminars
      • Mar 2015 Cello Intonation and Resonance

        Presented by invitation at the National American String Teachers Association conference in Salt Lake City

    • Teaching
      • July 2015 Cellist and faculty member at the Texas Chamber Music Institute

        A week long seminar in Chamber Music for advanced string players from Texas

    • Clinic
      • Feb 2016 Cello clinic for the Arlington Youth Symphony

        Worked with cellists from AYS to improve their orchestra playing

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • May 2012 to  May 2014 President Elect - Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association

      a two year term

    • May 2014 to  May 2016 President of the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association - two year term May 2014-2016

      President of teh TEXASTA chapter, active at TMEA and TODA

    • Feb 2015 to  Feb 2015 board meeting

      TEXASTA Board Meeting - presided as President at TMEA in San Amtonio

    • July 2015 to  July 2015 Preside at TEXASTA meeting and New Techer sessions for TODA

      As President of TEXASTA I preside at meeting and organized New Teacher Session for TODA

    • Jan 2016 to  Present Served as President and moved into the office of Past President of the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association during the 2015-2016 academic year.

      Texas has one of the largerst and most active chapters of our national organization, The Ammerican String Teachers Association. I will serve a two year term as Past President. 

  • Appointed
    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2014 Adjudicator for the TEXASTA Solo Competition

      Organized judges and served as a judge for the solo competition

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2013 to  July 2015 President of the Board for the Arlington Youth Symphony

      President of the Board

    • Apr 2016 to  Present Judged AHS concerto competition

      Students from Arlington High School competed in a concerto competition for soloing with the AHS orchestra. I was hired as a judge. 

Service to the University

  • Elected
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Chair of the Scholarship Committee

      Hold auditions and make decisions on endowed scholarship accounts.

    • Sept 2014 to  May 2015 Member of the Music Department ACTP

      Elected to serve a one year term on the tenure and promotion committee for music

  • Appointed
    • Feb 2015 to  Feb 2015 Peer Review

      Reviewed my Colleagur Sergio Espinosa teaching Survey of Music

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Chair of the Music Department Scholarship Committee

      I received training in the new system, and oversaw all auditions for departmental scholarships. 

Administrative Appointment

  • 2006
    • July 2006 to Dec 2011 - Chair, Department of Music UTA, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2000
    • July 2000 to July 2006 - Dean, College of Fine Arts, Northern Arizona University
  • 1995
    • Aug 1995 to July 2000 - Associate Dean of Fine Arts, TCU College of Fine Arts and Communication