Educator

In-Person Studio Music Lessons

Online Internet Music Lessons

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o Music Educators / Jazz Band Directors: As an official Conn-Selmer Artist, I may also be available at no cost to your school to conduct my various jazz improvisation and applied music theory clinics with your students. Learn all 12 Major Scales in one class period. Learn how to improvise over all jazz chord progressions in one class period.

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WHY MUSIC EDUCATION?

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.

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PRACTICING AT HOME

How to practice effectively…for just about anything – Annie Bosler and Don Greene

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains. Lesson by Annie Bosler and Don Greene, animation by Martina Meštrović.
Leavenworth USD 453 School Bands Teaching Assistant

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MASTER CLASSES
AND CLINICS MENU

(Grant funding is available for some clinics*)
o Form and Analysis for Applied Performance
o Jazz Improvisation
o Jazz Theory
o Jazz Technique
o Jazz Ensembles (combo/big band)
o Woodwind Fundamentals
o Wind Ensemble Performance Strategies for the Instrumentalist
o Technical Competencies for the Instrumental Musician

*OFFICIAL CONN-SELMER PERFORMING ARTIST AND CLINICIAN – contact us (913.250.5141) about having Chris Burnett visit your band or organization for a master class and/or music clinic.  Selmer sponsorships are available as well.

Competency Sample
@Honors Jazz Band Clinic Matrix

WORK TITLE: “SIDE EFFECTS” By Neil Slater

AUDIO: complete track



PDF1 SCORE: “Side Effects” by Neil Slater

 CLINIC: Analytical Rehearsal Matrix of “Side Effects” by Neil Slater that was developed for use with KMEA Honors Jazz Ensemble

FEEDBACK: Personal note from Neil Slater

Publisher’s Note: Written for and recorded by the famous University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band, this brilliant swing chart is a masterpiece of textures and colors. The straight ahead groove is the perfect setting for both the soloists and the ensemble work. A “must” for medium advanced groups.
 Duration 5:34

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 SELECTED EXPERIENCE

Classroom Instruction, Clinician, Adjudicator, and Artist-In-Residence

KC Area Youth Jazz (Founder + Artistic Director)

Northwest Missouri State University Jazz Festival (Clinician + Guest Artist)

Leavenworth USD 453 – Teaching Assistant Band Director (Woodwinds, Jazz)

Metropolitan Community College – Adjunct Professor (Woodwinds)

Jazz Ensemble Director, Missouri Science & Technology

Metropolitan Jazz Workshop – KC Woodwind Instructor

Metropolitan Jazz Workshop – KC Saturday Combo Lab Instructor

2013 Jazz Band Instructor Residency, Lansing High School

Kansas City Youth Jazz Woodwind Instructor

Kansas City Youth Jazz Saturday Combo Lab Instructor

2009 KCYJ Jazz Camp Theory Instructor

2009 KCYJ Jazz Camp Woodwind Instructor

as Clinician/Conductor/Guest Soloist

Kansas City Early College Academy NGJF Group – Clinician

Southeast KMEA District Jazz Ensemble

Northeast KMEA District Jazz Ensemble

Kansas Bandmasters Association Convention

MCC Penn Valley/18th & Vine Jazz Festival

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra/KCKCC Music Scholars Program

KCKCC Jazz Workshop Adjudicator and Clinician (Kansas City)

KCYJ Summer Jazz Camp Faculty (Kansas City)

Northwest Missouri State University Jazz Festival

Leavenworth High School Jazz Band

Lansing High School Jazz Band

Pleasant Ridge High School Band

Montessori School NATO Base, Naples, Italy

US Army Bands Career Program

Armed Forces School of Music Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Armed Forces School of Music Faculty Wind Ensemble

NATO Band

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Festival Guest Artist, Masterclass and Concert

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With Professor Bob Kehle, Jazz Director at Pittsburg State University and former UMR Jazz Student, Eric Golden.

PROVEN HISTORY
@KC YOUTH JAZZ FACULTY

Mr. Burnett founded the Kansas City Youth Jazz program combo program.

PROVEN HISTORY
@LECTURER IN MUSIC

Mr. Burnett has noteworthy college-level teaching experience as a former director of the jazz ensemble program at Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly University of Missouri-Rolla, where he was employed as an adjunct Lecturer in Music for more than 10 years (academic years: 1984-1990 and 1996-2000) until returning home to the Kansas City area. He was bestowed as an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma chapters at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

He was also one of the principle artist/educators featured at the First Annual Jazz Education Forum and Jazz Festival in 1998, which was held in Jefferson City, Missouri. At which, he performed with his own quartet, as well as with another stellar group comprised of: Bill Cunliffe (piano), Kristin Korb (bass), and Yoron Israel, (drums).

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GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS