David Burton joined the faculty of Caldwell High School in the fall of 2008. Prior to teaching in Caldwell, he taught one year at Sedway Middle School in the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada. His post secondary education began at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. There he earned the degrees of Associate of Fine Arts in Music Education and Associate of Arts in Music. While in Casper, he studied with Dr. Patrick Patton and Ms. Jean Tichenor. From Casper, he went on to earn the degree of Bachelor of Music Education from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. While at ISU, he had the opportunity of studying with Ms. Kathleen Lane, Mr. Mark Lawlor and Dr. Scott Anderson. While a student at ISU, Mr. Burton was a student conductor for both the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir and had the opportunity to assist in conducting the Chamber Choir during a tour of Germany, Prague and Austria.
Mr. Burton is a member of several professional organizations. He is currently an active member of The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), The Idaho Music Educators Association (IMEA), and Golden Key International Honour Society. He is currently the IMEA District III Choir Chair and the IMEA 2014 All-State Mixed Honor Choir Coordinator. He is also the Multicultural and Ethnic Choirs Repertoire and Standards Chair for Idaho ACDA. While in college, David served as President of the student chapters of ACDA and NAfME. Since arriving in Caldwell, he has co-founded the Canyon County Honor Band/Choir, created the Caldwell School District All Schools Choral Showcase, and is the founder and artistic director of the Treasure Valley Choral Arts Ensemble. He is the Performing Arts Department Chair for Caldwell High School and serves on several building and district leadership teams. Mr. Burton was named the Teacher of the Year for both Caldwell High School and the Caldwell School District for the 2012-13 school year.
Under his direction, the choir program at Caldwell High School has grown from approximately 110 students and three choirs to over 200 students and five choirs. The CHS choirs have consistently received Superior ratings and special commendations at district and national choral festivals.
In his free time, which there is very little of, Mr. Burton enjoys gardening, cooking, camping, hiking, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with his children and family.