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Lawrence Burnett

Lawrence Burnett

  • Professor of Music and Choral Director, Emeritus, Music

Education & Professional History

  • Texas A & I University, BMus (Instrumental and Vocal Music Education, K-12), 1973
  • Eastern New Mexico University, MMus (Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance and Pedagogy), 1982
  • University of Texas - Austin, DMA (Choral Conducting), 1987
  • At Carleton since 1993.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Minnesota Choral Directors Association
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • Minnesota Music Educators Association
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • College Music Society
  • National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc.
  • Gospel Music Workshop of America
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Lambda
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


LAWRENCE BURNETT (Choral Music, Choral Conducting, African-American Music) received the B.M. degree in Vocal Music Education from Texas A & I University, the M.M. degree in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, and Vocal Pedagogy from Eastern New Mexico University, and the D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas. His professional background includes solo/stage work with numerous orchestras, choruses, and festivals throughout the country. In 1992 he was awarded the Governor's Award for African-Americans of Distinction in New York State. Dr. Burnett is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, and the American Choral Directors Association for which he serves as National Chair of the Repertoire Standards Committee for Ethnic Music and Multicultural Perspectives. See more information about Lawrence Burnett.

Profile updated February 1, 2013

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