Mark A. Bartley, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestral Activities
Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall, Room 257
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, 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 leads the orchestra at the Chamber Music Strings Camp at WTAMU.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Bartley leads the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra program, conducting the Amarillo Youth Symphony. He also served the Amarillo Symphony as associate conductor from 2007-2013.
Dr. Bartley has conducted professional orchestras around the world, including the 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 Panhandle, Dr. Bartley directed the Orchestra and Chorale at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. During his six years in the northeast, he conducted ensembles from Cornell, Yale, Boston University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the New England Conservatory.
He taught in school music programs in Austin, Houston, and George West, Texas. He is sought after as a clinician and adjudicator, with previous engagements as far away as Hawaii and Alaska.