Dr. Christopher Burton (Canada) – festival pianist


Christopher Burton studied both violin and piano at the University of Ottawa, receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance there and a Master of Music, also in Piano Performance, from McGill University.  He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music.  As a performer he has collaborated with many distinguished instrumentalists and singers.  He was an Assistant Professor of music at Marygrove College in Detroit, teaching piano and coaching voice students,and taught piano, theory and Canadian Music History at the University of Windsor.

Dr. Burton is a much sought after coach and accompanist in Toronto.  In summers past he has been  on the faculty of the Michigan Opera Theater’s summer programs and an official pianist for the National Flute Association, as well as the Bowdoin International Summer Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine.

Recently, Dr. Burton has branched out in new directions, including publication and conducting. He has had published arrangements of sacred music for flute and piano. He writes program notes for the Windsor Symphony.  As a choral conductor, he made his debut leading the Marygrove College Chamber Singers in the U. S. national anthem at a Detroit Tigers baseball game, live at Comerica Park, and also enjoys conducting opera.


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