The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) recently hired Alec Burke as the new Education Coordinator. Burke has worked with five nonprofit music organizations since 2010 and has been involved with the MSO Instrument Petting Zoos since 2014.
“I have a strong passion for performance, music education and bringing music to the community,” said Burke.
Burke works with the MSO to manage each of their education outreach projects and help provide thousands of children and adults in the Muncie community the opportunity to explore and learn about music in varying capacities.
In 2015, Burke graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Burke plays first trumpet with the Norwell High School Show Choir, frequently plays in the pit orchestra for musicals around East-Central Indiana and is a founding member of the Indianapolis-based brass quintet, Meadowbrook Brass.
“Alec’s enthusiasm for learning about our community makes him a fantastic fit for the Education Coordinator position,” said Executive Director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Johnson. “His passion for music education shines as he shares new ideas for our education programs. We are so fortunate that Alec has chosen to contribute his talents to the Muncie Symphony.”
Burke has been an adjudicator, clinician, and sectional and private teacher for Pendleton Heights Middle School and High School since 2017. He maintains a private trumpet studio at Muncie Music Center.
Burke said, “Working with nonprofit organizations can be very humbling and inspiring, and I am fortunate to provide these wonderful experiences to a variety of people.”
The MSO welcomes Alec Burke to our arts community!