Assistant Professor of Flute
Described as “ferociously talented” (The Oregonian) and “an exemplary performer” (The Log Journal), Grammy-winning flutist Molly Barth specializes in the music of today. In demand as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator, Barth has visited esteemed venues throughout the world. She recently released her first solo album on the Albany label, titled Vento Appassionato. Todd Gorman of the American Record Guide wrote “Barth is a rock-solid player who knows this music inside and out…. Barth puts across all her selections with spirit and imagination.”
Contemporary chamber music is Barth’s primary musical interest, and she is currently involved with two ensembles. Formed by Barth and guitarist Dieter Hennings, Duo Damiana is focused on broadening the cutting-edge body of repertoire for flute and guitar, and released Castillos de Viento with Innova Records. The Zohn Collective, a new music initiative, brings together a core ensemble of musicians with deep musical ties for recording and performance projects throughout the world and was recently featured on the Naxos Oberlin label.
As a founding member of the new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, Barth won the 2007 “Best Chamber Music Performance” Grammy Award, recorded with Cedille Records, and was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild Competition. As co-founder of the Beta Collide New Music Project, Molly collaborated with individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines and recorded with Innova Records.
Barth is Assistant Professor of Flute at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University. Formerly Associate Flute Professor at the University of Oregon, she has also taught at Willamette University and held residencies at the University of Chicago and the University of Richmond. She is a graduate of the Oberlin College- Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, and Northwestern University. She is a Burkart Artist.