Dustin Burgess is currently Assistant Professor of Music Education at Shorter University. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Education Coordinator at Bethune-Cookman University, in Daytona Beach, Florida and teaches as an adjunct professor in the University of Florida Master of Music Education program. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, his master’s degree in Music Education at the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education with an emphasis in wind conducting at the University of Florida.
Dr. Burgess’ research interests include comprehensive musicianship, assessment in music education, trumpet pedagogy, and quality band literature. He presented research at various state and national conferences including the South Carolina State Music Educators Conference, the Florida College Music Educators Association Conference, and the National Association for Music Education History of Music Education Symposium. He has articles published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and the National Band Association Journal.
Dr. Burgess was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Band and the Eighth United States Army Band performing throughout the United States, South Korea, England and France. During his four years in the Army bands, he performed as the section leader in the Ceremonial Band, Concert Band, Brass Quintet, Big Band, and Variety Rock Band. He has performed with the Southern Winds Wind Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Walt Disney World, Brass Band of Central Florida, Chicago Brass Band and Sunshine Brass Band.
Previous teaching and conducting positions for Dr. Burgess include elementary, middle, and high school choral and band programs in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida. He served as a mentor for the Erie Youth Symphony Orchestra and was the Artistic and Musical Director for the Youth Brass Band of Central Florida.
Dr. Burgess is a member of the following professional organizations: Florida Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference, Florida Music Educators’ Association, North American Brass Band Association, College Band Directors National Association and the International Trumpet Guild.