Elizabeth Burnham is a multifaceted educator and musician who brings a wealth of experience and passion to her teaching roles. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at the Peabody Institute, contributing her knowledge and insights to the next generation of artists and performers, she serves as an Instructor at AVIXA, where her expertise in technology and audiovisual systems enriches the learning experiences of audio-visual (AV) professionals around the globe. Burnham’s journey has taken her through diverse roles in the AV industry. She has served as a Systems Programmer, Engineer, Project Manager, and Manager of the Client Training Department for various AV integrators. This extensive background has equipped her with a deep expertise of the intricacies of audiovisual systems and the ability to manage complex projects while ensuring clients are empowered with the necessary knowledge to maximize their AV investments.

Prior to her career in AV, Burnham was a middle and high school band director, where her commitment to fostering musical talent and nurturing the growth of her students made a lasting impact on the local community. She also served as a Military Musician and Sound Crew Technician in the active component of United States Air Force and, subsequently, the 572nd Air National Guard Band of the South, for 9 years. Where she showcased her versatility and dedication to both her musical craft and her country. Her personal awards and decorations include the Air Force Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster) along with various service and campaign awards. 

Burnham earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Arts from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. 

In addition, she holds several notable certifications, including a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. Burnham resides in Baltimore, with her partner and three children. Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds solace and joy in the art of dance, in the swimming pool, and as an enthusiastic reader.