Dustin Burgess is currently Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Education program at Shorter University, where he also teaches applied trumpet. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Music Education, Music Education Coordinator, and Applied Trumpet at Bethune-Cookman University, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He also teaches as an adjunct professor in the University of Florida’s Master of Music Education program.
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 Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 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, the Florida Music Director, the Georgia Music News, 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, Sunshine Brass Band, and Roman Festival 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 National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators’ Association, and the North American Brass Band Association.