Division Chair, Brass
Associate Professor of Trumpet
Jon Burgess has been a member of the music faculty at Texas Christian University since 2000. At TCU, Dr. Burgess teaches trumpet, brass methods and conducts the TCU Trumpet Ensemble. His educational background includes degrees from the University of Illinois (BM), the University of Kansas (MM) and Arizona State University (DMA). His principal teachers include David Hickman, Dr. Roger Stoner, Rudolf Nashan and he has studied for brief periods with Charles Berginc, William Scarlett, Vincent Chicowicz, and Susan Slaughter.
Prior to his appointment at TCU he was Associate Professor of Trumpet at Morehead State University in Kentucky for twelve years teaching trumpet, brass methods and performing with the Faculty Brass Quintet. He has been on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan during the summers since 2001.
Dr. Burgess performed as a member the Florida Orchestra from 1980 – 1984. Other performance opportunities have included the National Repertory Orchestra (1978) and the American Wind Symphony (1979). He has played extra with the Fort Worth Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Charlotte Symphony. Chamber group performances have included the Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass. Recent performance and master classes have included the Troy Brass Symposium (Troy University, Alabama), Haus Marteau Brass Chamber Music Festival (Lichtenberg, Germany), and Riva del Garda Conservatory, Mantova Conservatory and Trento Conservatory in Italy as a guest of trumpeter Ivano Ascari. Additionally, he was a guest artist at the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Conference and has presented lecture recitals at the 2003 and 2007 TMEA Conferences.
Dr. Burgess is the Pedagogical Topics editor for the International Trumpet Guild Journal and hosted the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference at TCU. The TCU Trumpet Ensemble recently performed at the 2009 International Trumpet Guild in Harrisburg, PA. Past performances have included the 2005 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Bangkok, Thailand and the 2003 and 2001 International Trumpet Guild Conferences.
BM-University of Illinois
MM-University of Kansas
DMA-Arizona State University