Lisa Burn is a music educator based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Burn, originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, studied Trumpet Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduation she joined the Winnipeg Symphony in Canada as Utility Trumpet. While there, she developed a private trumpet studio and began working as a brass clinician for music educators. In 2003, she accepted a position as Director of Bands at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina (teaching elementary, middle and high school band) where she developed both the concert and jazz band to levels of distinction; the Franklin Academy Jazz Band was recognized as the most Outstanding Band of the 2009 High School Essentially Ellington Regional Competition at UNC Chapel Hill. Since 2012, Ms. Burn has helped build the Triangle Youth Philharmonic Jazz Program and is currently the Director of the Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra. Alumni of the Triangle Youth Jazz program have continued to pursue their jazz studies at Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Michigan State University, William Paterson University, UNC- Greensboro, and the Peabody Conservatory. In 2019, Ms Burn was honored to participate as a guest director with Ligon Jazz Ensemble's performance at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic; Ligon Jazz Ensemble is the first jazz ensemble to represent North Carolina at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Most recently, Ms. Burn served as the clinician for the 2021 North Carolina All State Middle School Jazz Band. Currently, Ms. Burn maintains a successful private brass studio, with students placed in district, all state, all national ensembles as well as continuing their music education at Arizona State University, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, UNC Greensboro and UNC Chapel Hill. Lisa Burn serves as a music education clinician for the Triangle area and engages as a freelance trumpeter, performing as Principal Cornet of The Triangle Brass Band. Ms. Burn is excited to begin her new journey as Director of the Wiley Elementary Band and looks forward to the opportunity to maintain the Wiley Band tradition.

Studio Student Achievements

2024 East Central District Results

Middle School Symphonic Band


*Warren V - 5th chair
Jacob G - 9th chair
Milo A - 10th chair


Lauren Y - 4th chair
Woodburn T 6th chair


*Maddie C - 2nd chair


*Dale C - 1st chair
Oscar B - 8th chair

Middle School Concert Band


Andrew D - 4th chair
J.J. M - 1st alternate


Luci R - 3rd chair


Charles G - 2nd chair

High School 9/10 Band


*Micah J - 2nd chair
*Quinn C - 3rd chair
Dominic H - 7th chair
Luca S - 8th chair
Soren C - 9th chair
Nathan Y - 12th chair
Caleb S - 2nd alternate


*Samantha C - 1st chair
Mia V - 7th chair


Shivaani S - 7th chair

High School 11/12 Wind Ensemble


*Faris Q - 2nd chair
*Asher C - 3rd chair
Sophie R -6th chair
Bebe S - 8th chair
Isaiah P - 9th chair


Jack B - 4th chair


*Zara T - 1st chair
*Sam B - 3rd chair

High School 11/12 Symphonic Band


Colin F - 5th chair


Katheryn H - 6th chair


Campbell H - 6th chair

2024 Central Region Jazz Results

Middle School A Band


*Genevieve G - 4th chair


*Dale C - 1st chair
*Maddie C - 3rd chair
*Oscar B - 4th chair

High School A Band


*Micah J - 2nd chair
*Trevor O - 3rd chair


*Luke R - 1st chair
*Zara T - 3rd chair
*Sam B - 5th chair

High School B Band


*Campbell H - 1st chair

*All-State Eligible

2024 North Carolina All State

Middle School

Warren V. 7th Chair Trumpet
Dale C. 1st Chair Trombone
Maddie C. 2nd Chair Euphonium

9-10 Honor Band

Micah J. 6th Chair Trumpet
Quinn C. 7th Chair Trumpet
Samantha C. 4th Chair Horn

11-12 Honor Band

Faris Q. 2nd Chair Trumpet
Sam B. 1st Chair Trombone
Zara T. 2nd Chair Trombone
Asher C. 2nd Alternate Trumpet

Jazz Band - Middle School

Dale C. 2nd Chair Trombone
Oscar B. 4th Chair Trombone

Jazz Band - High School

Micah J. 2nd Chair Trumpet

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Studio Locations

Cary Studio

Leechford Music
216 East Chatham Street
Suite 101 Cary, NC 27511

Wendell Falls Studio

1008 Groveview Wynd
Wendell, NC 27591