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Josiah Burns

Choir Director (5-12)/General Music (K-6)

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8:00 a.m. - 8:47 a.m.

About Me

Educational History:

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Bachelor of Music cum laude with emphasis in Choral/Vocal Music Education

Van Buren High School

Van Buren, Arkansas

High School Graduate/Outstanding AP Spanish Student Award

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music cum laude

Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid

BLS: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

Professional Development:

  • Alexander Technique Training (Vocal Breathing and Projection)
  • Arkansas Choral Director’s Association Summer Inservice
  • Arkansas Choral Director’s Association Summer Conference
  • Educational Law
  • Classroom Management

Current Position:

  • Teaching K-6 General Music and 6-12 Choir   (2017-Present)

Previous Position:

  • Directed choirs and group singing since my Junior High School years.
  • Musical and leadership experiences include:


Honors, Awards, Accomplishments:

  • HSU Dean’s List throughout college
  • Oscar Hamilton Prize Winner 2015
  • HSU President’s Concert Honorable Mention 2016
  • Arkansas National Association of Teachers of Singing Finalist Spring 2016
  • McNair Scholar 2015-2017
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society 2015 – 2017
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society 2015-2017
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society 2016-2017



  • Henderson State University Showband of Arkansas 2013 – 2014
  • Henderson State University Concert Choir 2013 – 2016
  • Henderson State University Chamber Chorale 2013 – 2016
  • American Chorale Director’s Association
  • NafMe


Vocal Roles:

  • Various roles throughout my college career in HSU’s Opera Workshop.  Other roles include:
  • Curly – Oklahoma!  Curley
  • Bob Cratchit –  Scrooge Scrooge
  • Don Lockwood – Singin’in the RainSinging in the Rain




Family Information:

Single with no children and no pets.  (I decided it would be best to get a job and make some money before settling down with a family.)  I sometimes get to visit my parents who have a pet – a Bichon Frise named Gallant.  My parents treat Gallant as a child and joke that he is my brother. 


Personal Information:

Really busy right now. However . . . .


  • Growing up, I always wanted to drive a school bus and will be driving one this academic year.
  • I love to watch old TV shows like Hogan’s Heroes and Andy Griffith.
  • I don't like chocolate.
  • I like to run or ride a bike. 

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