NPU Music Professor Emeritus Lee Burswold Composes Counterpoint for Kids

Lee Burswold

CHICAGO, IL (May 2, 2008) - Lee Burswold’s Counterpoint for Kids has been published by Latham Music, a Lorenz Company. These eight-volume works for violin and viola span beginning, elementary and intermediate levels of difficulty, and are intended for use in both the teaching studio and recital hall. This collection joins an already impressive list of publications by Dr. Burswold including two books on jazz pedagogy and a wide spectrum of music for church and string instruments. Counterpoint for Kids garnered enthusiastic reviews at the recent American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National conference in Atlanta, GA.

In addition to Counterpoint for Kids, Dr. Burswold has completed a similar output for the intermediate/advanced level string player to be published later this year. He is currently working on a series of solo violin and piano works in the Ragtime, Latin and Jazz idioms.

Lee Burswold is Professor Emeritus of the North Park School of Music where he currently teaches counterpoint. He studied composition with Vittorio Rieti, Anthony Donato, Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. A performer as well as a composer, Lee plays commercial, jazz, and ragtime piano in the Chicago area.

A listing of compositions by Lee Burswold can be found at www.lorenz.com