F. Grace Burgess received a M.M. in Music History/Literature and a B.A. in History and Music from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Her thesis research focused on the early American composer, Susan Parkhurst (1836-1918). Grace has presented her research at music conferences in Texas, Missouri, Georgia, and Massachusetts. She holds memberships in the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor's Society, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, and the American Musicological Society. Grace is the academic advisor for the Music Department and teaches classes in music history and literature.