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Maurice Burgess
Maurice Burgess




Before opening East Edisto Middle School, Maurice was choral director at Gregg Middle School, a consistent superior program making appearances with professional symphony orchestras, choirs and was a featured performing ensemble at the SCMEA state conference. He was 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for GMS and serves as President Elect for SCMEA Choral Division. He is associate conductor of Taylor Festival Choir. Maurice is on the Board of Directors of The Servant Leadership Association for Music. He was a voice teacher at Converse College: Lawson Academy of the Arts, served as associate director at award winning Dorman High School where, during his time there, the group was featured at the SCMEA state music conference. Choral students appear in honor choirs at the state, regional, and national level. He holds a BS in Music Education (Instrumental and Vocal) from Western Carolina University, MM in Voice Performance from Converse College, and is an EdD Candidate at Liberty University with voice performance and pedagogy work also at Westminster Choir College and Indiana University. Maurice is an active operatic and concert performer, recently appearing as Evangelist and soloist in the Bach Christmas Oratorio. He has served as a clinician for SCMEA 6th Grade, TTB, and SSA Clinics, as Clinician/Evaluator for Indianapolis School Music Festival, as choir host and clinician at the Music for All National Choir Festival, presents to school districts around the southeast, at state conferences, and will be a clinician at Habits Institute in summer 2023. He serves as faculty member for MFA Drum Major Institute. Voice students have been local, state, and regional competition winners, scholarship recipients, and trumpet students have been members of Region, All-State bands, Charleston Youth Symphony and SC Youth Wind Symphony. He has served on marching band staff for consistent state finalists and state championship band programs. He currently serves as the SC ACDA Tenor Bass Repertoire and Resources Coordinator.