Ascension Academy's Wind Ensemble and Band program is directed by Kellie Bartley. Mrs. Bartley has taught music in the Amarillo area for the past 8 years working in local Public, Private and Home School environments.
Prior to coming to the Panhandle in 2006, Bartley began her instrumental music career in Alief (Houston) ISD and in 1999 moved to Boston, MA where she taught Band in Massachusetts Catholic Schools for 7 years. Bartley was the first director of the Massachusetts Catholic School Honor Band and was the administrator for music teachers in 32 schools throughout the state.
Mrs. Bartley is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Horn section and freelances throughout the year. Her degree is from The University of Texas (UT) where she marched in the Longhorn Band and performed with the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jerry Junkin. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree and a horn performance certificate in 1997.