2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Erie High School - CR5

Broadmoor Hall B

Thalia Burd
Erie High School, Music Educator

Thalia Burd has been teaching music in Colorado for fourteen years and is in her third year as the Choral Director at Erie High School. Originally from Loveland, CO, she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Theater.  She then continued her education at Colorado State University, earning a Master’s degree in Music Education and Conducting. Prior to teaching at Erie, Mrs. Burd taught general music at Sacred Heart of Jesus School and choir and theater at Holy Family High School, where she also served as the Arts Director and Department Chair. Mrs. Burd has an extensive theater background and enjoys assisting with vocal music direction for the musicals at EHS. In 2016, she had the privilege of working with renowned theater professionals in London, England at the Globe Theater, where she attended a Continuing Education program called “Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance.” An active member of NAfME and ADCA, Mrs. Burd frequently attends state and regional conferences and professional development clinics. Mrs. Burd is also a Northern Site Governor for the Colorado All State Choir Board, a position she has held for the past five years. Mrs. Burd is a recipient of the CU Boulder Outstanding Colorado Educator award and was recently featured in the SVVSD Class Acts Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys singing with semi-professional choirs in Northern Colorado and has been a member of Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers and a founding member of Noco Singers.

Presider - Matt Buchler, Principal, Erie High School

Concert Host - Kim Waller, VMC District 6 Representative