Janet Ruth Wisner Burton

Title: Music Educator
Company: Hillsborough Community College
Location: Gibsonton, Florida, United States


  • Choral Ridge Presbyterian, Fort Lauderdale, FL (choir) (two years)
  • Cornerstone Church (contributor, Youth & Children Ministry) (three years)
  • Cornerstone Church, Maiden, NC (music director) (three years)
  • First Baptist Church of Gibsonton (organist, bass player, children’s choir, 2016-Present)
  • First United Methodist Church, Scottsboro, AL (music assistant) (nine years)
  • Fyffe Free Holiness Church (pianist, leader, first singing school) (five years)
  • Gault Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Payne, AL (music director) (two years)
  • Hilltop Baptist Church, Austin, TX (program director) (two years)
  • Jacksonville State University (clarinet) (choir) (gospel choir member) (Marching Southerners Band)
  • Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church, Maiden, NC (pianist) (one year)
  • Lincolnton High School, Lincolnton, NC (English and drama sponsor)
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Northeast Alabama Art Council (president)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Rainsville First Baptist Church (organist, leader of music, vacation bible school) (five years)
  • Support the Arts, contributor
  • Tennessee Teachers Education Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Tri-State Music Hall of Fame (2017)
  • Leadership Award, Omicron Delta Kappa (2003)
  • Grantee, Alabama Arts Council (1995)
  • Recipient, National Award, Waltz, Rumba, and Swing, Ballroom Dancing with Fred Astaire Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1985)
  • DeKalb County Miss Congeniality (1974)
  • All-County Band Awards, 7th – 12th Grades
  • All-District Speech Award
  • High School Speech Award
  • Speech Award, Northeast Community College

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