CMA Foundation Teacher of Excellence


Kelsey's headshot

Please join us in congratulating Kelsey Burkett for being named a CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence, one of only ten in the country. The CMA Foundation launched Music Teachers of Excellence to celebrate, honor, and invest in music education teachers who exemplify excellence.

In her nominating letter Dr. Mark Sholl said, “Kelsey’s classes are open to anyone. She is able to quickly figure out exactly where the student is in their musical journey, and move them forward at a pace that is amazing. She has a belief in her students that manifests itself in Kelsey having incredibly high standards for every one of her students. Kelsey’s belief in her students is evident in their adoration for her.

One would be hard pressed to find a combination of dedication, competency, and a mantra of always putting her students first. The results though speak for themselves. Simply put, Kelsey can take any child and turn them into a competent musician that loves music and performing.

Thanks for all your hard work and congratulations Kelsey.