As a musician, educator, researcher, and administrator, Genie Burkett has held posts at a variety of colleges and universities. She has earned degrees from Baylor University and Manhattan School of Music and was awarded her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Music Education) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a timpanist and percussionist, Burkett has performed with the Kansas City Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica RAI (Turin, Italy), Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo (Venezuela) and is a co-founder of Trinkle Brass Works, a chamber ensemble performing under the WESTAF and Arts Midwest Touring programs. She performs frequently as a piano accompanist and organist.
Involved in artist residency programs for over 20 years,
Dr. Burkett has published reviews of Artist in Education programs for the Wisconsin Arts Board. She has presented papers at the Southeastern Music Education Symposium (’95), the University of Wisconsin Centennial Music Education Symposium (’96), the Qualitative Methodologies in Music Education Research Conference II (’96) as well as a lecture-recital at the Thirty-Ninth meeting of the College Music Society (CMS) in Atlanta, GA (’96). Additional presentations have included the WEDELMUSIC 2002 International Conference on the Web Delivery of Music in Darmstadt, Germany and the WEDELMUSIC 2003 International Conference at the University of Leeds (UK), the Northwest and Eastern Division MENC regional conferences in Portland, OR and Providence, RI, respectively, the National Symposium for Music Instruction Technology 2003 held at Illinois State University, the CMS/ATMI Conference in Miami, FL (’04) and the National Association of Music Educator’s conference, Minneapolis, MN (04’).
Burkett presented her latest efforts at the CMS/ATMI Conference in San Francisco, CA, the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Conference in Orlando, FL, and the TI:ME/IMEA Conference in Indianapolis, IN. At the International Society for Music Education (ISME) conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she was an invited presenter with Dr. Carlos Maldonado hosted by Connect4Education.
Dr. Burkett assisted in reviewing the sixth edition of Musical Growth in the Elementary School, published by Harcourt Brace College Publishers and the third edition of Teaching Percussion by Dr. Gary Cook, published by Wadsworth Publishing Company.