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Mark Bartley Bio
Dr. Mark Bartley

Mark A. Bartley, D.M.A.

Professor of Music, Director of Orchestral Activities

Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall, Room 257
Email: mbartley@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2830

Professional Profile

Dr. Bartley joined the Department of Music in 2006.  He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music from The University of Texas.  At those institutions he studied with Craig Hella Johnson, Ann Howard Jones, and David Hoose.  He participated in further studies with Helmut Rilling, Colin Metters, Donald Portnoy, and Ovidiu Balan; and is a fellow in Alice Parker's Melodius Accord.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Bartley directs the WTAMU Symphony and serves as Associate Director of the School of Music.  He also leads the orchestra at the Chamber Music Strings Camp at WTAMU.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Bartley has conducted professional orchestras around the world, including the Atlantic Coast Orchestra (Portugal), Citiphilharmonie (South Korea), China Opera and Dance Symphony Orchestra (Beijing), the Harbin Opera Orchestra (China), the North Czech Philharmonic (Teplice) and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau (Romania).  Prior to moving to the Texas Panhandle, Dr. Bartley directed the Orchestra and Chorale at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  He has also conducted ensembles from Cornell, Yale, Boston University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Hawaii, and the New England Conservatory.  

Locally, Dr. Bartley has served the Amarillo Symphony as associate conductor and led the Amarillo Youth Orchestra program, conducting the Amarillo Youth Symphony.

He taught in school music programs in Austin, Houston, and George West, Texas.  He remains active as a clinician and adjudicator.