Reynard Burns is an educator, composer, conductor and clinician. During his thirty-four years as orchestra director in the Bay Shore Schools, his groups won awards at the county, state and national level. Since retiring , Reynard has devoted much of his time to composing and presenting workshops and clinics at various national, state, and local conferences as well as in schools. Mr. Burns’ compositions are listed with JW Pepper and published by Tempo Press, Alfred, Wingert-Jones, and his own company, Reynard Burns Publishing Inc., created in order to increase access to diverse composers and styles. Mr. Burns’ list of contributions in the world of music include winner of the ASTA Merle Isaac composition contest, commissions from the Empire Youth and Wisconsin Youth Orchestras, performances by the Long Island Philharmonic, guest conductor appearances, and numerous speaking engagements.