Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Camp
Associate Professor of Percussion, Michigan State University
M.M., Percussion Performance, Yale School of Music; M.M., Percussion Performance, Peabody Conservatory; B.M., Percussion Performance, Eastman School of Music
Gwendolyn Patricia Burgett is currently associate professor of percussion at the Michigan State University College of Music. Burgett has maintained a career as an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. She is currently the principal percussionist of the Lansing Symphony and has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Grand Rapids Symphony among others. Burgett was awarded the Teacher Scholar Award from Michigan State University in January 2012. She was the winner of the Keiko Abe Prize at the 2nd World Marimba Competition and received the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Burgett has also performed numerous solo recitals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. She released her first solo CD in October of 2007 on the Blue Griffin label. Burgett holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music.