J.D. Burnett is Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of
Georgia. He is also the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Kinnara Ensemble,
a chamber choir of professional singers based in Princeton, New Jersey. His
prior appointments include Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus,
Associate Conductor of the Masterwork Chorus of New Jersey, Conductor of
the Young Men's Ensemble of the New Jersey Youth Chorus, Artistic Director
of the New Jersey Chamber Singers, Assistant Conductor of the Westminster
Choir, Music Director of the Houston Masterworks Chorus, Music Director of
Men's Consort Houston. He has served on the choral music faculties at San Jose
State University, Montclair State University, and the University of North Texas.
Dr. Burnett did undergraduate study at Stanford University and Oklahoma State
University and holds advanced degrees in choral music from Westminster Choir
College and the University of North Texas. As a professional choral singer,
Burnett has performed seasons, concerts, and recordings with the Stillwater
Chamber Singers, Cantare Houston, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Fuma Sacra,
the Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and Conspirare.