Christopher Burnett is a critically acclaimed alto saxophonist, educator, arts business leader, and an award-winning composer who began his professional career with military jazz bands “going pro” directly upon graduating high school at 18 years old.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Burnett has performed professionally around the world, recorded noteworthy albums as a leader, taught at the college-level and co-founded a significant independent recording label, Artists Recording Collective.
He held adjunct professor of music positions with University of Missouri Science and Technology (10 years) and at Metropolitan Community Colleges (5 years).
Most recently, Mr. Burnett was selected as a clinician for the 2018 Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop in Wichita.
A member of the official touring roster for the state of Kansas, Mr. Burnett’s is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists. Repertoire includes Burnett original compositions and select jazz masterworks. Available worldwide, he performs locally each month at Black Dolphin in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City.
Mr. Burnett plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively and is an official Conn-Selmer artist and clinician.
Link to – www.ChrisBurnettQuartet.com
APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING
Arts Integration Programs support the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, and workforce development.
This program provides funding for educational institutions, arts organizations, and community service non-profits to use the arts to increase student success, foster creative thinking, develop critical job skills, and enhance community development.
Arts Integration Programs are awarded in three categories:
- Visiting Artists: This category provides funding for eligible organizations to engage and deepen the impact of arts programming on local and underserved audiences through exposure to and interaction with professional visiting arts. Presenters may book artists in any discipline, not just in performing arts. Projects should strive to integrate an arts discipline into non-arts content areas; help interpret an exhibition, performance, or presentation; and support community development goals and objectives.
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All applications must be submitted via an online form: https://kansascaic.submittable.com
- Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018
- Grant Period: Oct. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
- Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
- Grant Period: Feb. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019
Visiting Artists Grant for Kansas Touring Roster (KTR) artists
- Visiting Artist grants that only feature KTR artists may apply at any time up to 30 days before the first date of activity listed in the application. These grants will be reviewed for compliance with general policies and approved by staff.
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