Alec Burke

Alec B.

Fort Wayne, IN

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About

Alec delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2012

Alec Burke graduated in December 2015 with a degree in Music Education. In the past, Alec has served as the trumpet instructor and staff musician for Music for the Sake of Music in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Alec has participated in many of BSU’s top performing ensembles, such as Wind Ensemble and Jazz I. Additionally, he served as section leader with the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band. While at BSU, Alec also participated in multiple community performances with the Trumpet Fanfare Ensemble led by Dr. Brittany Hendricks, which attained national recognition and premiered at the 2014 ITG convention for Mark Gould. Most recently, Alec performs as lead trumpet and tours with the Norwell High School Show Choir, and has worked as the high brass mentor for the Strings and Jazzy Things camp in Indianapolis since 2013. He is an active member of several professional organizations such as NAfME, NBA, and ITG. Alec thrives as a leader and is an effective and creative collaborator.

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Experience

Brass Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present
Pendleton Heights Middle School

I teach sectionals, brass fundamentals classes, and private lessons to the brass students at Pendleton Heights Middle School. My goal is to help the students make healthy, informed musical decisions and foster lifelong habits in appreciating and expressing music in a positive way.

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Substitute Teacher
Apr 2016 - Present
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Lead Trumpet
Jan 2016 - Present
Norwell High School Show Choirs

I perform as the lead trumpet player for the award-winning Norwell HS Show Choirs. I work with their professional band members, instructors, and the students to create high-caliber shows for entertainment, education, and local and national competitions.

Trumpet Instructor and Staff Musician
Jul 2015 - Present
Music for the Sake of Music

MFSOM's goal is to provide NE Wisconsin with diverse opportunities for the creation and enjoyment of music at a high level. I teach a studio of beginning through advanced musicians how to further develop their craft, interests, and endeavors through music. I work with the staff, students, and volunteers not only to enrich the musical experiences of the applicants, but to give back to the community through music and music performances.

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High Brass Counselor
Jul 2013 - Present
Strings and Jazzy Things

Teaching classical and jazz repertoire and improvisation techniques to students and mentoring them on how to become better musicians and better people. We teach students how to work with others, manage and develop life skills, and develop personal responsibility.

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Private Instruction and Freelance Trumpet
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-employed

My responsibilities include personal marketing strategies, maintaining a website, and practicing and performing my craft on a regular basis. I also work one-on-one and in small group settings with musicians to help them further develop and refine their skills.

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Low Brass Music and Visual Instructor
May 2016 - Jul 2016
Mt. Vernon HS Marching Wildcats

I served as the low brass music instructor, and assisted with large ensemble music, visual, and marching instruction.

Trumpet Ringer
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Indianapolis Youth Wind Symphony

I provided my talents to support the students and community members of the Indianapolis Youth Wind Symphony during their rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Education

Bachelor of Science - P-12 Instrumental/General Music Education
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Ball State University

Certifications

Professional Educator's License
Feb 2015
State of Indiana

Affiliations

International Trumpet Guild
Aug 2013

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

National Band Association
Aug 2012

The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works. The membership roster includes men and women from every facet of the band world. NBA is today’s professional organization for band directors, and it stands ready to serve all members of the association through a variety of projects and initiatives.

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National Association for Music Edcuation
Aug 2010

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Photos & Videos

Recording orchestra excerpts for my website with my good friend - and audio recording extraordinaire - Adam Jefferies.

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Group picture of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Quintet at an Easter gig back in 2015.

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Headshot 2014

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Nick Jan 31, 2017
Trumpet · In home

I'd played trumpet for close to ten years, and had never had private lessons before. With the help of Alec Burke, I made significantly more progress in my skill, and a better tone and volume, in just a few months than I had those ten prior years. He never worked slowly, and was always able to assist with everything from the most basic fundamentals to difficult solo pieces at the same time. It's priceless to have a teacher that cares and believes in you, and I got that with Alec.

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