Classical / Art Music \ Pop \ Alternative
Maggie Burton is a musician, poet, writer, City Councillor, and mom of two young children, Jack and Ursula. She grew up in Brigus and lives in St. John's near Quidi Vidi Lake with her family. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Memorial University in 2013, with a concentration in violin and a specialization in music history. During her time at MUN she completed an honours-equivalent thesis on the Modern Medieval Performance Practice of Fourteenth-Century French Polyphony.
She plays violin with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and is a regular performer in the classical music community, on both violin and viola. As an arts administrator, she is the co-Artistic Director of the St. John's New Music Collective, which is an ever-changing ensemble that focuses on contemporary music and interdisciplinary performance. They have performed new works for chamber ensemble at Sound Symposium XVIII, Night Music, and the Cape St. Mary's Performance Series, and programmed a Joanna Newsom Tribute Show at George Street United Church in 2016.
As a music educator and program director, she is a Suzuki violin teacher and is the outgoing Artistic Director of the Suzuki Talent Education Program and Newfoundland and Labrador Suzuki Institute, as well as serving as the Music Director at King's Bridge Montessori School from 2013-2016. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Strong Harbour Strings.
Maggie makes up half of the experimental pop duo Door Lock with St. John's musician Chris McGee, which started as an RPM project in 2014. Passionate about collaborating with friends in the St. John's music scene, she plays violin with local ensembles AE Bridger and Eastern Owl and enjoys improvising at Night Music at the Ship and singing and fiddling at Folk Night.