Bayard, Inc. Welcomes John Burland as National Music Consultant


John BurlandWORCESTER, MA – Bayard, an international religious publisher with offices in North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, has the pleasure to welcome John Burland as its National Music Consultant in the United States. This is an important milestone, as Bayard, Inc. will now be able to fully serve the catechetical, spiritual, and pastoral markets for children and for adults through the great gifts of music and song.

John Burland is a teacher and composer who has been writing and recording religious music for children and adults for over twenty years. He has written and recorded over two hundred songs and published fifteen music collections which are used extensively in school and parish communities across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

John regularly works with children, parents, and educators in school and parish communities and educational institutions promoting catechesis and celebration through song, movement, meditative prayer, and storytelling. He is a sought-after speaker and workshop leader and an internationally published author in the area of music and catechesis.

Over the last fourteen years John has been a regular presenter at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Convention in the United States.



Bayard Press is the publishing arm of the Augustinians of the Assumption, the religious order that founded Assumption College. Bayard Inc. is best known in the United States as publisher of Living with Christ, Living Faith, Today’s Catholic Teacher, Catholic Digest, and Catechist magazines; Twenty-Third Publications; Creative Communications for the Parish; and Pflaum Publishing Group, publisher of Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

Bayard Inc. creates periodicals, books, and worship and devotional resources that are designed to inform and inspire, spread the Gospel, and continue the Catholic and Christian tradition of dialogue. More information can be found at

Bayard has nearly 2,000 employees and publishes 190 publications worldwide.


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Director of Marketing and Communications
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