Raised in Solon, OH, Kelsey D. Burkett is a 2006 Graduate of Capital University, where she majored in Music Education and served as the alto section leader in the renown Chapel Choir. In her 12th year of teaching, she has gained a passion for the developing voice and middle school singers. Currently she serves as the Director of Choirs at Hilliard Memorial Middle School. Choirs under her direction have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings and Grand Championships at the District, State, and National Contest levels. In June 2016, the MMS Choirs made their Carnegie Hall Debut as a part of the Songs of Inspiration and Hope Concert under the director of Mrs. Lori Loftus. in 2018, the MMS Choirs will perform as featured choirs in the Inaugural Music For All National Choral Festival.
Ms. Burkett maintains an active singing career, performing with professional ensembles around the city of Columbus. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Music Education with Kodaly Emphasis from Capital University. She lives in Columbus with her partner, Michael, and their cats, Laverne and Kitty Purry.