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Mr. Burdett  teaches the 6th, 7th and 8th grade orchestras at Harmon Middle School and two high school orchestras; Concert Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Burdett earned his Bachelor's of Music Education from Kent State University in 1999 and a Master's of Education in Measurement and Assessment from Kent State in Dec. of 2008.

He has performed violin in the Cleveland / Akron area for the past 16 years including a concert in Playhouse Square with Christian Recording Artist Michael W. Smith and as Principle Second of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Eric Benjamin.  Mr. Burdett has also contributed his talents to three CD's, the latest with singer/songwriter Jessie Barr to be released in October 2014.

Mr. Burdett lives in Aurora with his wife (Katie), 6 year old daughter, Ellie, 4 year old daughter Aubrey and 1 year old daughter Julia.

You may reach Mr. Burdett at or by phone at (330) 954-2130

Harmon Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 PM.  Please remember that students are required to dress up in a costume for this concert.  No need to go out and purchase something.  Students in the past have made their own costumes or even dressed up in their athletic uniforms.
6th grade students need to report in the HS Choir room by 6:15 PM
7th and 8th grade students need to report in the HS Orchestra room by 6:30 PM
High School Orchestra Concert on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM.  The dress for this concert is formal (black dress shoes and uniforms).  We will also be taking a formal professional picture (Ripcho Studios) of the orchestras before the concert.  This picture will be used in the school year book.  Students are able to purchase group and individual pictures that night.  Info on what time you need to be there will be announced in class.
* Parents, please make sure all orchestra students have a dedicated 3 ring binder for orchestra class.  This really helps the kids with organization.  All music and papers should be three hole punched and in the binders to help prevent against loss and damage to the music.  All music should be treated as an original: mark it in pencil only, keep it smooth and be ready to erase markings and turn it in at the end of the year.  Also, students should have extra strings with them in class.  If a string breaks, then I will be able to replace it immediately so your child does not miss any instruction time.  Check out the "Music Stores and Supplies" link on the left for information on what strings to purchase.  Lastly, please check the PIV to see if your child has turned in all forms (handbook contract, emergency medical, etc).  If they have not, the forms can be found on the left under the appropriate orchestra class.  Thank you for your help.
Fantastic performance at Aurora City Fall Festival by AHS Orchestras!  Both orchestras performed wonderfully at the Fall Festival at Sunny Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 27th.  I am very proud of how well they have learned and performed their music in such a short amount of time.  Please join us for our first official concert on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM at the AHS Auditorium.
Orchestra Spirit Wear now available 

Please click on the order form link if you are interested in purchasing orchestra spiritwear.  Order forms will also be available during class.  All checks should be made payable to AOA and orders are due by October 30th.  Please contact Toni Goldston if you have any questions: 216-570-9484 or






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