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Charles Vincent Burwell

Charles Vincent Burwell


Charles Vincent Burwell (He Series) has long felt that diversity and creative identity were instrumental in the fashioning of a well-rounded artist. A San Francisco, CA native, Vincent began his musical training with the piano at age seven. By the onset of his teenage years, he had learned to play most brass instruments and was beginning to work on compositions. A Congressional Scholar in Leadership, Vincent received a B.S. in Choral/Vocal Music Education from Florida A & M University. It was in college that he would nurture his studies in theater, dance, voice, and ethnomusicology. There he performed as a soloist with the FAMU Concert Choir, a dancer with Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theater as a well as an accompanist for the Florida Sate University Department of Dance.

Throughout his professional career Vincent has had the opportunity to work with an array of talented and acclaimed artist. Organizations that he has worked with include: the Lincoln Center Institute, City Center, the Katherine Dunham Institute, Trenton Educational Dance Institute (TEDI), National Dance Institute (NDI), Urban Bush Women, Festival del Caribe (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba), Ile Aiye (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil), the Bates Dance Festival and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. He has composed music for the Cairo Opera House Ballet and Modern Dance Company (Cairo, Egypt), National Dance Institute under the Artistic Direction of Jacques d’Amboise (Shanghai, China), and has sung at Carnegie Hall, (New York, NY). Vincent has served as musician/teaching artist for National Dance Institute, associate musical director for the Trenton Educational Institute, and has been a longtime member of the faculty and music staff at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (“The Ailey School”). His music was featured in the HBO documentary -Jacques D’Amboise in China –THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD directed by Anthony Avildsen.  A Musical Theatre composer/lyricist, Vincent, with writing partner James D Sasser and his producing team 959 Group, currently has multiple projects in development and maintains the belief that in art there must be continuous movement and growth; only then can it remain relevant.

Vincent is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America, the National Alliance of Musical Theatre, and is a charter member of the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity.

Vincent currently serves as Professor of Theatre at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Education


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Boston/New England

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students

My Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Guitar - electric
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Trumpet
  • Voice


  • Logic
  • Sibelius




  • He/Him