Isabella Burns first began singing chant as a chorister at a Roman Catholic Tridentine Mass while in primary school. Since then, she has continued to sing and study plainchant as her primary musical focus. While completing her Master’s degree in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame, Isabella studied under distinguished musicologists and chant specialists, Margot Fassler and Peter Jeffrey.
Isabella graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree of Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College. During her three years as a member of The Westminster Williamson Voices she served as resident chant tutor for the ensemble. She collaborated with James Jordan and James Whitbourn on the GIA publication of Discovering Chant (GIA Publications, 2014) and Laudate (GIA Publications, 2014), and recorded the solo album of accompanying chants. In 2018, Isabella returned to the Choral Institute at Oxford to join the faculty for her third year as Chant Tutor for the program, of which she is a five-time alumna.