Creator's Christian Bands
Excellence in Music Education
Are you a talented musician seeking an opportunity to grow? Would you like a chance to share music with others? The goal of the Creator's Christian Academy Band is to provide a rehearsal and performance experience for homeschool students (ages 9 and up) who are passionate about music. Participants will enjoy playing in concerts, ensemble performances and community events with like-minded fellow musicians.
James Burk earned his Bachelors of Science in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, in 1992 from Liberty University.
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 concerts 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 6th-12 grade 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 has just celebrated his 27th year of marriage to Jennifer Burk. 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.