About Us

Who We Are

The Creator’s Christian Academy Band program seeks to provide a path for homeschool or traditionally-educated students (ages 9 and up) with limited access to music education to learn, perform, and express their creativity through the incredible gift of music. Our priority is to help students realize the personal, cognitive, and spiritual benefits that music offers. Students will learn basic musicianship, receive opportunities to perform with other talented musicians, and have the option to audition for honors band clinics. Whether your student is just getting started or has years of experience, they will find an encouraging, Christ-centered environment, and welcoming community through CCA.

Location

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church.

Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church
4525 HOPKINS CHAPEL ROAD
ZEBULON, NC 27597,
UNITED STATES For more information contact us at

creatorsbands@gmail.com or call 919-539-4066.

Our Director

James Burk earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, in 1992 from Liberty University.

From 2000-2004 Mr. Burk was the Band Director for Bedford Middle School and Assistant Marching Director for Liberty High School.

From 1992-2000, Mr. Burk served as the Head Director of Bands for Florida Christian School in Miami, Florida. Under Mr. Burk’s direction, Florida Christian’s band program grew to include five concert bands that incorporated over 265 students contributing to the school’s recognition with a Music Educator’s National Conference award for high enrollment. During his tenure, Florida Christian produced eight superior-rated concert bands at Florida Bandmasters Association district festivals between 1996 and 2000. In 2000, Florida Christian’s High School band was runner up at the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools State Festival and the FCS Middle school took first place in their state division.

From 2000-2004 Mr. Burk was the Band Director for Bedford Middle School and Assistant Marching Director for Liberty High School.

Mr. Burk is in his sixteenth year at North Raleigh Christian Academy as the Director of Bands and was the founding director of the NRCA Marching Knights. While at NRCA, he has conducted bands ranging from grades 6 through 12 that have earned numerous Superior ratings in the regional Association of Christian Schools International festivals. He has also trained numerous students that have participated in the North Carolina Band Directors Association All-District and All-State bands at both the middle school and high school level. In addition, Mr. Burk currently serves as the Minister of Music at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church.

Mr. Burk’s wife of 29 years, Jennifer, also holds a B.S. in Music Education from Liberty University. She is currently a freelance French horn player in the greater Raleigh area. All five of their daughters have played brass instruments with their family brass ensemble.

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