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community arts director , tour consultant

Earl Franklin Sherburn, American community arts director, tour consultant.


Sherburn, Earl Franklin was born on May 28, 1943 in Van Wert, Ohio, United States. Son of Carl Edwin and Esther Edith (Rager) Sherburn.


Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, 1965;Master of Music, University of Michigan, 1970;D in Museum Arts, University of Southern California, 1984.


Private instructor music, Van Wert City Schools, summers 1962-1964;director music, Virginia City (Montana) Players, summer 1965;director music, Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest, California, 1965-1969;director vocal music, Bakersfield Junior College, Ridgecrest, 1967-1969;teaching assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1969-1970;director instrumental music, Palmdale (California) High School, 1970-1986;teaching assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1977-1978;director art center, Department Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, 1986-1990;director community arts, Department Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, since 1990. Consultant Tours of Los Angeles Area, Glendale, California, since 1986. Vice president Glendale Regional Arts Council, 1990-1992.


  • Other Work

    • Arranger various jazz ensemble compositions.


Principal percussionist Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster, California, 1970-1986. City councilman City of Palmdale, 1978-1986. Member arts committee California Contract Cities Association, El Monte, 1978-1986.

Founding chair Antelope Valley Foundation, Palmdale, 1984-1986. Assistant director Founders Cathedral Choir, Los Angeles, 1986-1990. Member Los Angeles County Museum Art, Museum Contemporary Art, Natural History Museum.

Member University of Southern California Alumni Association, University of Michigan Alumni Club (Los Angeles chapter), Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, walking, swimming.


Carl Edwin Sherburn

Esther Edith (Rager) Sherburn