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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.
Dr. Bartley has conducted professional orchestras around the world, including the Atlantic Coast Orchestra (Portugal), 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. 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 led the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra program, conducting the Amarillo Youth Symphony. He also served the Amarillo Symphony as associate conductor from 2007-2013.
He taught in school music programs in Austin, Houston, and George West, Texas. He remains active as a clinician and adjudicator, with previous engagements as far away as Alaska.