Amanda Barton

Flute, Flute Choir

 

Amanda Barton has played the flute for 23 years. She graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a 4 year Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Flute studying under Margaret Crawford & Mark Walton, after studying at the Sydney Conservatorium High School. As a member of the NSW State Symphony Orchestra, Amanda toured Europe in 1996 and performed at the Annual International Conference held in Amsterdam. On returning to Sydney Amanda performed at the Sydney Convention Centre for Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

Amanda performed solo for the Norwegian Paralympic Team during the 2000 Olympics at the Sydney Convention Centre.

 

Amanda also toured Japan in 2001 with the SBS TV/Radio station Orchestra. Amanda has performed numerous times at the Sydney Opera House, Government House, Sydney Convention Centre and many other venues as a Soloist and Orchestral member & has had the pleasure of accompanying James Morrison & Kate Ceberano.

 

Amanda has taught many student musicians from various areas around Sydney including teaching Woodwind Students at the Prestigious Baker College located in Hornsby.

 

Amanda joined the team of staff at the Macquarie Conservatorium of Music in 2003, teaching Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone. Amanda commuted to the Coonamble Shire fortnightly teaching Woodwind at St Brigid’s Catholic School & conducting the Adult Orchestra in which the Town Mayor (at the time) was clarinettist. Amanda has taught & performed at multiple Woodwind Workshops around rural NSW Orchestrated by Mark Walton (former Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Chair of Woodwind Department).

 

A seasoned performer, Amanda performs frequently in Concerts.