• 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

2/10
Faculty Recital: Steve Benne, double bass & Phillip Thomas, piano and harpsichord
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Faculty Recital: Steve Benne, double bass & Phillip Thomas, piano and harpsichord

The program will include pieces by G.F. Handel, Charles Gounod, J.S. Bach, and Robert Schumann.

Steve Benne, instructor of double bass at Lee, is principal double bassist with the Knoxville...

2/12
School of Music Major Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
2/13
Honor Choir Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Live Stream | Read more

Conn Center
Honor Choir Concert
150 11th Street NE
2/14
Chamber Strings Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Chamber Strings Concert

340 Church Street NE

Chamber Strings, conducted by Xiaoqing Yu, will present an entertaining program entitle “A Sweetheart Valentine.” Join us with your sweetheart for this event.

2/15
School of Music Major Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
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