Preparatory Division Faculty
Flute; Chamber EnsembleProfile:
A former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mary Barto is the recipient of the Distinguished University Teaching Award from Mannes. Her orchestral performances include Principal Flute with the New York City Ballet and the Symphony of the Americas as well as performances with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera and the American Ballet Theatre. She has toured Western Europe with harpsichordist Eve Kugler and across the United States as soloist with the legendary Skitch Henderson, the New York Pops. Summer festivals include the Sarasota Music Festival, Spoleto and Amalfi Festivals – Italy, and Director of the Arden Arts Festival, Columbia University.
She gives solo concerts and Master Classes across the United States and has performed on New York’s “Artists in Concert”, WQXR. She frequently performs with the New York Composers Circle, dedicated to showcasing innovative new works by New York area composers. She has many Broadway orchestral credits as well as film scores including numerous works by Academy Award winning composer John Barry. Her quintet, the New York Five, has the unusual instrumental combination of flute, bassoon, and violin, viola and piano. Their CD, “Choctaw Nights” is available from Albany records. ” Journey of the Red Feather” was recently released.
Mary Barto is the director of the Mannes Preparatory and Extension Divisions Flute Ensembles. She is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University – Teachers College, Fordham University and Hunter College of the City of New York.
Mary Barto will release a new solo CD this season.