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WXXI Classical 91.5 is in the process of building a resource of photos and brief biographical information about musicians of African descent. This resource is by no means complete, and we rely on you to help us build the site by sharing your information. Please click on the alphabetical groupings below to begin your discovery.

Paul Burgett, Lecturer, Community Leader and Friend


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. As a faculty member in the College music department, he teaches courses in the History of Jazz and the Music of Black Americans. He is an undergraduate faculty advisor and continues to advise several student organizations.

Backstage Pass from the August 2018 Gateways Festival

Paul Burgett presents "The Fiery Furnace."

Paul Burgett obituary and profile.