Barbara Highton Williams
Barbara Highton Williams, flutist, is a founding member of the Volanti Flute Quartet, former principal flutist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, and former member of the San Jose Wind Symphony and Blawenburg Band. She has performed on both coasts of the US and in France, and in 2012 gave a series of concerts in the Western Cape of South Africa with flutist Marietjie Pauw. Their work can be heard in the CD Fofa le nna (Fly with me)– Music for Two Flutes. Ms. Williams has collaborated in recital with pianists Brad Clark, Marianne Lauffer, James Goldsworthy and Donald Dolan, and appears frequently in chamber music programs in the Princeton area and throughout New Jersey.
A respected artist, teacher and contributor to the wider flutist community, she is a member of the New York Flute Club (where she served on the board), and the National Flute Association. Her articles have appeared in flute publications, including Flutist Quarterly. She also teaches flute at Pennington School and collaborates with Westminster Conservatory’s Early Childhood Department in outreach programs in Trenton and Princeton.
Raised in Washington, DC, in a family of artists, she received a bachelor of arts in music with honors, from Principia College. She studied with flutists Thomas Perazzoli (of the National Symphony Orchestra), Jacob Berg (principal flute of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra), Frances Blaisdell (Stanford University), and Jayn Rosenfeld (Princeton University). Ms. Williams joined the faculty in 1998.