Shelly Burger - Concert Strings Conductor

Shelly Burger holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Chapman University and a Master of Arts in Education from University of Phoenix. Ms. Burger is in her ninth year directing the Green Valley High School Orchestras and has been an Orchestra Director in the Clark County School District for 35 years.  Prior to teaching at Green Valley Ms. Burger led award winning orchestras at Bonanza High School, Advanced Technologies Academy, and Sierra Vista High School. She was also a Conductor and Coach in the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra program for 22 years and is looking forward to returning as the Concert Strings Conductor next year.  Ms. Burger’s orchestras have performed on a variety of stages including a 2017 performance at Lincoln Center, a 2014 performance in Chicago Symphony Hall, 2008 and 2010 performances in Carnegie Hall, and two performances at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in 1998 and 2018. Throughout her long teaching career Ms. Burger has been active in both the community and school district. She maintains a large private violin/viola studio, has chaired the CCSD Honor Orchestra for many years, served as a mentor to both college students preparing to enter the music teaching field and to new orchestra directors in the Clark County School District, and has participated on numerous committees developing policy and curriculum in CCSD. Ms. Burger is a member of the Nevada Music Educators Association and served as an All State Orchestra Chairperson multiple times. She is also Past President of the Nevada Chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association, was on the staff of the ASTA National High School Honor Orchestra and is currently serving on the American String Teacher’s Association K-12 Advisory Committee.