Jon Burgess has been a member of the music faculty at Texas Christian University since 2000. At TCU, Dr. Burgess teaches trumpet, brass methods and conducts the TCU Trumpet Ensemble. Prior to his appointment at TCU he was Associate Professor of Trumpet at Morehead State University in Kentucky for twelve years teaching trumpet, brass methods and performing with the Faculty Brass Quintet. Dr. Burgess has been on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan during the summers since 2001.
His educational background includes degrees from the University of Illinois (BM), the University of Kansas (MM) and Arizona State University (DMA). His principal teachers include David Hickman, Dr. Roger Stoner, Rudolf Nashan and he has studied for brief periods with Charles Berginc, William Scarlett, Vincent Chicowicz, and Susan Slaughter. During his sabbatical in 2016 he studied Natural Trumpet. He had the opportunity to observe and receive instruction from Adam Gordon, Kris Kwapis, Barry Bauguess and Stanley Curtis.
Dr. Burgess performed as a member the Florida Orchestra from 1980 – 1984. Other performance opportunities have included the National Repertory Orchestra (1978) and the American Wind Symphony (1979). He has played extra with the Fort Worth Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Charlotte Symphony. Chamber group performances have included the Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass. He has given recitals and master classes in China, Puerto Rico Conservatory, Haus Marteau Brass Chamber Music Festival (Lichtenberg, Germany), and Riva del Garda Conservatory, Mantova Conservatory and Trento Conservatory in Italy as a guest of trumpeter Ivano Ascari. Additionally, he was a guest artist at the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Conference and has presented lecture/recitals at the 2003, 2007 and 2017 TMEA Conferences.
Dr. Burgess has been the Pedagogical Topics editor for the International Trumpet Guild Journal since 2001 and hosted the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference at TCU. The TCU Trumpet Ensemble recently performed at the 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conferences.