Ann-Marie Barker Schwartzline

Ann-Marie Barker SchwartzAnn-Marie Barker Schwartz attended Boston University where she studied with Roger Shermont and received a Bachelor’s in Music Performance. From 1982-1997 a member of the first violin section of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, she currently performs with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra and is director and violinist of Musicians of Ma’alwyck, a chamber music ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site.  She received her Masters of Arts in American History from the University at Albany (New York), where she specialized in musical research of America during the 1700s and 1800s.  A Cunningham Research Resident at the New York State Library, she worked on early 19th century musical activities in Albany, culminating in a production in 2009 of George Washington’s favorite opera The Poor Soldier of William Shield and John O’Keefe. Ms. Schwartz was a producer for Dorian Recordings, and continues in that capacity for the award winning Baroque ensemble REBEL. Their latest CD was in the Grammy nomination pool.  Schwartz has taught music history at the University at Albany and Siena College. She is the adjunct professor of violin and viola at Schenectady County Community College.