Carlie Burdett is an accomplished composer and lyricist with an extensive portfolio. Whether writing for choir, solo voice, piano or instrument groups, her musical style is well-developed, consistently lyrical, and expressive. Her desire is to write beautiful melodies, interesting harmonies, and meaningful lyrics to achieve music that is enjoyable as well as memorable.
Carlie writes from a heart that is overflowing with grateful praise. Music, a life-long passion, has become a language through which she shares her faith as well as her compassion for others. She greatly enjoys the creative process of composing music, writing lyrics, and setting poetry or scripture to music. She offers her music here as a celebration of life and as an encouragement to those who are dealing with the problems and stresses of life.
A native Texan, Carlie finds fulfillment in being a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, church choir member, volunteer, and life-long learner. Her musical experience includes many years as a piano and theory teacher, choir member and director, composer, accompanist, and performer. She began as a math major at Abilene Christian University and then excelled as a music major at The University of Texas in Austin. After their children reached school age, Carlie returned to college to complete her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition at West Texas A&M University, with honors.
Carlie is a member of The Worship Place of Georgetown, Texas; a Board Member of Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation; an Advisory Board Member of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple, Texas; a Life Member of UT’s Texas Exes; a member of Wednesday Morning Music Club of Austin; and a long-time member of Texas Federation of Music Clubs.