• B.M. Georgia State University

    In addition to being an adjunct instructor at Lee University, Jim Burton is the Director of Bands at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, TN. Under his direction, the Cleveland Band has been a Featured Performance Group at the Tennessee Music Education Association state convention, a participant in the Tennessee State Concert Band Festival, a Bands of America Grand National Championships Semi-Finalist, a 2-time Class Champion and 10-time finalist in Bands of America Regional Championship competition, and a two-time percussion finalist at the Winter Guard International World Championships.

    Jim is currently serving as the Tennessee Music Education Association’s State Band Chair. In 1998, he was named Cleveland City Schools’ district level Teacher of the Year. Jim is a member of the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, Tennessee Bandmasters Association, Tennessee Music Education Association, National Band Association, and the Phi Beta Mu Honorary Music Fraternity.   He and his wife Nikki are the parents of Callaway and Cole.

Music Events Calendar

1/19
WindSync Masterclass
Begins at 3:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
WindSync Masterclass
2/01
Performing Arts Series: 4ever Pianists
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Performing Arts Series: 4ever Pianists
Four alumni from Lee University return to campus for a two-piano program for eight hands. Tickets are complimentary, but required for this concert. Tickets are available at the Dixon Center Box...
2/02
Honor Choir
Begins at 8:00 AM

Conn Center
Honor Choir
2/03
Honor Choir Student Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Honor Choir Student Concert
2/07
Faculty Recital: Nathan Warner, trumpet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Faculty Recital: Nathan Warner, trumpet
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