In-Person Studio Music Lessons
Online Internet Music Lessons
BIRD IS THE WORD!
SPREAD THE WORD!
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.
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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.
@Honors Jazz Band Clinic Matrix
WORK TITLE: “SIDE EFFECTS” By Neil Slater
AUDIO: complete track
SCORE: “Side Effects” by 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.
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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 Founder/Instructor
2009 KCYJ Jazz Camp Theory Instructor
2009 KCYJ Jazz Camp Woodwind Instructor
as Clinician/Conductor/Guest Soloist
Missouri Music Educators Association Clinician
Kansas Music Educators Association Clinician
Mid-America Nazarene University Jazz Festival
Basically Basie Jazz Heritage Competition
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 – Artist In Residence/Jazz Exhibits Guide
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
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@KC YOUTH JAZZ FACULTY
@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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