Ms. Angela D. Burns



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Ms. Angela D. Burns

Ms. Angela D. Burns, attended public school in the City of Hampton. She began playing the viola as a fifth grade elementary school student.   Ms. Burns continued playing and performing on viola in Jr. High at Spratley Middle School and at Phoebus High School.   She is a Graduate of on Norfolk State University, where is earned a B.S Degree in Music Education and studied under Dr. Peter Zaret and Mrs. Margaret P. Davis. Ms. Burns began her teaching career in Virginia Beach public Schools in 1986, were she taught grades 5-12. She has taught in Chesapeake Public Schools and was a string instructor for the Portsmouth Magnet Program. Currently, Ms. Burns is the orchestra director at Booker T. Washington High School and its Coordinator for their Visual and Performance Arts Academy in the Norfolk City Public Schools. Ms. Burns is also the district’s string specialist. She has an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction from Regent University.


Ms. Burns truly values educating young musicians and consider it an privilege to work with talented students.   In addition, she has conducted All-City Festivals, chaired Distict Orchestra Festivals and has chaired All-City Events.   Ms. Burns was selected Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2005 and 2006.   She has performed with local professional orchestras and is currently the violist in the Cappriccio String Quartet.