Lisa Burn is a music educator based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Burn, originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, studied Trumpet Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduation she joined the Winnipeg Symphony in Canada as Utility Trumpet. While there, she developed a private trumpet studio and began working as a brass clinician for music educators. In 2003, she accepted a position as Director of Bands at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina (teaching elementary, middle and high school band) where she developed both the concert and jazz band to levels of distinction; the Franklin Academy Jazz Band was recognized as the most Outstanding Band of the 2009 High School Essentially Ellington Regional Competition at UNC Chapel Hill.
Since 2012, Ms. Burn has helped build the Triangle Youth Philharmonic Jazz Program and is currently the Director of the Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra. Alumni of the Triangle Youth Jazz program have continued to pursue their jazz studies at Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Michigan State University, William Paterson University, UNC- Greensboro, and the Peabody Conservatory. In 2019, Ms Burn was honored to participate as a guest director with Ligon Jazz Ensemble's performance at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic; Ligon Jazz Ensemble is the first jazz ensemble to represent North Carolina at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Most recently, Ms. Burn served as the clinician for the 2021 North Carolina All State Middle School Jazz Band.
Currently, Ms. Burn maintains a successful private brass studio, with students placed in district, all state, all national ensembles as well as continuing their music education at Arizona State University, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, UNC Greensboro and UNC Chapel Hill. Lisa Burn serves as a music education clinician for the Triangle area and engages as a freelance trumpeter, performing as Principal Cornet of The Triangle Brass Band. Ms. Burn is excited to begin her new journey as Director of the Wiley Elementary Band and looks forward to the opportunity to maintain the Wiley Band tradition.