Tonya Burton recently completed her Masters at Rice University studying with James Dunham. She received her Bachelors at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. A finalist in the Frances Walton Competition she is the recipient of the Angela Svendson Memorial Music Scholarship, Paula Meredith Mosle Endowed Scholarship, and the Elaine Christian Creative Arts Scholarship.
As a chamber musician, she is a violist in KINETIC, and has participated in the Perlman Music Program, Talis Festival and Heifetz International Music Institute. She has collaborated with such esteemed artists as Donald Weilerstein, Richie Hawley, Jeffrey Irvine, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Mark Kosower.