Joseph Kenneth Burleson

Director, Programs

(305) 284-6755
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Joseph Burleson has served as the Director of Outreach at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami since January 2022. He supervises The Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program which provides musical experiences for students throughout Miami–Dade County.

In 2015, Joseph joined the Miami Music Project as Assistant to the Executive Director before assuming the role of Sr. Development Manager in 2018. While at Miami Music Project, he secured millions of dollars in federal and foundation grant funding, supporting the program’s budget expansion from $1.4M to $2.3M.

Joseph is a regular performer in the South Florida community. He has participated in several music festivals including the Brevard Music Center, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale. He finished second place at the 2015 National Trumpet Competition as a member of the University of Miami Trumpet Ensemble.

Joseph received the Foote Fellowship to attend the University of Miami in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance and Music Business at the Frost School of Music in 2015.