Performing Arts Library



Steve Burton

Arts Librarian

Office Phone: 770-499-3167


Steve Burton came to Kennesaw State University in the spring of 2008 following a career in church music. Originally from suburban Nashville, TN, Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in music education (vocal) from the University of Tennessee—Knoxville and later completed the Master of Church Music degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he majored in conducting and church music. Influential teachers were Ambrose Holford and Donald Neuen at Tennessee and Donald Hustad, Milburn Price, and Archie Kliewer at Southern Seminary. He served churches of various denominations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia as minister of music, leading and administering choral and instrumental programs with participants ranging in age from pre-school to senior adult. Steve has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the ASO Chamber Chorus, and as a staff singer at Atlanta’s Cathedral of St. Philip (Episcopal), where he was also interim director of the Parish Choir.

In the spring of 2007, Steve completed the Master of Library and Information Science degree at Valdosta State University. While involved in library studies, he worked for the Cobb County Public Library System.

In October 2008, Steve was named Arts Librarian, serving as liaison between College of the Arts programs and the University’s Sturgis Library. He sees his mission as helping connect students, faculty, and staff with the information they need, while helping them to become more proficient and independent in locating resources on their own.


Carey Huddlestun 

Cataloger and public services assistant


Carey Huddlestun is cataloger and public services assistant in the Performing Arts Library. After earning bachelorís and masterís degrees in Music Education, Carey worked as a choral director / music educator in public schools throughout Georgia. In addition, he has worked as a church musician for approximately twenty-five years. Currently, Carey is working towards a master of library and information science degree which he expects to complete in December of 2013.


Madeline (Maddy) Scott

Student assistant

This is Madeline (Maddy) Scott's first semester as a student assistant in the Performing Arts Library. She is a sophomore vocal performance major and says she is "really loving it." Maddy is in several ensembles on campus and is exploring her love of opera. She plans to continue singing for many years to come.




The Performing Arts Library at Kennesaw State University came into being in the late 1980s, shortly after the completion of the Joe Mack Wilson building. Musical scores, music media items, and a small number of music related books from an already existing music collection residing in the Sturgis Library were relocated to the Wilson Building in order to be closer to the campus music teaching unit. Later, items relevant to the needs of the Theatre and Performance Studies Department were added to the collection.

Since its inception, collaborative relationships among the College of the Arts, the Sturgis Library, the School of Music, and the Theatre and Performance Studies Department have allowed the Performing Arts Library to evolve into a valuable resource for performing, teaching, and research. These entities have worked together to provide conveniently accessible resources, physical space, equipment, a relevant collection, and trained personnel to provide for student and faculty needs.




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