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Paul Burgett

Adjunct Professor of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences
Vice President
Senior Advisor to the President
University Dean

PhD, Eastman School of Music
paul.burgett@rochester.edu

Department of Music
236 Wallis Hall
(585) 273-2284
Fax: (585) 273-1071

Office Hours: By appointment

Bio

Paul Joseph Burgett earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. His Ph.D. dissertation treated the aesthetics of the music of Black Americans, a subject that continues to occupy him as a teacher and scholar.

He currently serves as Vice President and General Secretary and Senior Advisor to the President at the University of Rochester. In that capacity, he has key responsibilities for the business of the Board of Trustees, advising the President and representing his office among internal constituencies as well as alumni, civic and local community constituencies. He is the principal interface between the president and students of schools across the University. As a faculty member in the College music department, he teaches courses in the History of Jazz and the Music of Black Americans, is an undergraduate faculty advisor, and continues to advise several student organizations.

Earlier professional appointments include: Vice President and University Dean of Students, University of Rochester; Dean of Students, Eastman School of Music; Assistant Professor of Music at Nazareth College of Rochester; Executive Director, Hochstein Memorial Music School; music teacher in the Greece Central School District.

He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Strong Museum, and has served on the board of directors of the Genesee Country Village and Museum, the Hillside Family of Agencies, the Arts and Cultural Council of Rochester, the YMCA, the United Way, and the Urban League. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago, the Mt. Hope Family Center Advisory Board, and the Rochester Rotary Club.

Research Interests

Paul Joseph Burgett earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. His Ph.D. dissertation treated the aesthetics of the music of Black Americans, a subject that continues to occupy him as a teacher and scholar.

He currently serves as Vice President and General Secretary and Senior Advisor to the President at the University of Rochester. In that capacity, he has key responsibilities for the business of the Board of Trustees, advising the President and representing his office among internal constituencies as well as alumni, civic and local community constituencies. He is the principal interface between the president and students of schools across the University. As a faculty member in the College music department, he teaches courses in the History of Jazz and the Music of Black Americans, is an undergraduate faculty advisor, and continues to advise several student organizations.

Earlier professional appointments include: Vice President and University Dean of Students, University of Rochester; Dean of Students, Eastman School of Music; Assistant Professor of Music at Nazareth College of Rochester; Executive Director, Hochstein Memorial Music School; music teacher in the Greece Central School District.

He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Strong Museum, and has served on the board of directors of the Genesee Country Village and Museum, the Hillside Family of Agencies, the Arts and Cultural Council of Rochester, the YMCA, the United Way, and the Urban League. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago, the Mt. Hope Family Center Advisory Board, and the Rochester Rotary Club.