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Mark Bartley Bio
Dr. Mark Bartley

Mark A. Bartley, D.M.A.

Lilith Brainard 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.  From 2001-2006, he taught at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts as director of the Orchestra and the Chorale.  Prior to that appointment, he led various school, religious, and community music organizations in Austin, Houston, and George West, Texas.  

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Bartley directs the WTAMU Symphony Orchestra and teaches graduate-level conducting.  He also serves the School of Music as Associate Director and leads the orchestra at WTAMU's Chamber Music Strings Camp.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Bartley has conducted professional orchestras across the U.S., China, South Korea, Portugal, Czech Republic, and Romania.  He has directed ensembles from Cornell, Yale, Boston University, New England Conservatory, University of Texas, University of Hawaii, Baylor University, Changwon National University (South Korea) and the Orquestra Nacional Sopros (Portugal). 

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

He remains active as a clinician and consultant working with music teachers, aspiring conductors, and ensembles locally and around the globe.