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Adjunct Faculty, School of Music

Teaching at Cairn since 2014

Graeme Burgan


  • MM, Westminster Choir College
  • AMusA, Australian Music Examinations Board
  • MS, Cairn University
  • BEc, University of Adelaide


Graeme Burgan has appeared in concert halls across his homeland of Australia and the United States including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, the Andrea Clearfield Salon, the Melbourne Recital Center, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Sound All Around program.

Graeme has collaborated with singers Alan Held, Serena Benedetti, Suzanne Kompass, and Justin Guarini; with composers Sean O’Boyle, Rollo Dilworth, and Morten Lauridsen; and four Australia-wide tours with percussion virtuoso Nick Parnell. As a performer and repetiteur, Graeme has worked with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, New Jersey Chamber Orchestra, Bucks County Playhouse, State Opera of South Australia, Cairn University, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, and the Westminster Opera Theater. As a chorister, Graeme has performed with the Adelaide Chamber Singers, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.

Graeme is the Executive Director of Csehy Summer School of Music and serves on the music faculty of Cairn University, with previous teaching appointments at Moravian College, Tabor Adelaide, and Adelaide College of Ministries. He earned a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College in Piano Accompanying and Vocal Coaching and an Associate Diploma of Music in Piano Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide.

Additional Information


  • Executive Director, Csehy Summer School of Music
  • Acting Principal Pianist, Allentown Symphony Orchestra
  • Member, Piano4