Musician level - Abby Barto
Abby Barto grew up in Midland, Texas where she studied trumpet with Michael Santorelli, co-principal trumpet with the Midland-Odessa Symphony. While in Midland, she attended Midland High School where she won numerous awards and performed with two 6A All-State Ensembles. Currently, Abby is about to be a junior at Baylor University where she is working to obtain a degree in Music Education. During her time at Baylor, Abby has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Marching Band. For the last two years, she has been a member of two trumpet ensembles that have competed and won first place at the National Trumpet Competition. After her time at Baylor, Abby plans to continue her education and pursue a Masters degree in Music Performance. In the future, she hopes to be both a performer and a teacher to anyone who is open and willing to learn about music. Abby has visited Pagosa Springs before and is eager to return. This time, she is excited to gain many new experiences through music and is looking forward to developing the friendships of her quintet members, other students, and teachers. She hopes to grow not only as a musician, but also spiritually, and as a person.