Conductor, Men's Chorus
GideonBurrows@my.unt.edu Choral Office: MU217
Gideon Burrows is in his second year of doctoral studies pursuing a degree in choral conducting at the University of North Texas. He teaches Men's Chorus and Fundamentals of Conducting for undergraduate students.
From 2009-2014 Mr. Burrows served as the choir director for both the senior high and middle schools in Rigby, Idaho. Under his direction, the district’s choral program experienced immense growth, and his students were consistently recognized for their excellence and performance at in- and out-of-state events, including the 2013 NAfME Northwest Division Conference held in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Burrows actively participates as a community and church musician, and has appeared as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor for various school and community events in Idaho and Utah. While living in Idaho he served as the associate director of the Idaho Falls Sounds Choir and as the Women’s Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Idaho ACDA. After returning to Utah for graduate study, he was appointed as the associate conductor for the Utah Baroque Ensemble for the 2014-2015 season.
Mr. Burrows earned his M.M. in Choral Conducting from Brigham Young University where he studied with Dr. Ronald Staheli, Rosalind Hall, and Dr. Andrew Crane. At BYU, he served as the graduate assistant for the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir and University Singers, and also served as the director of the University Chorale. He received his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho, and his B.M. in Music Education from Brigham Young University.