A world traveled flutist, Kelley Barnett has performed in Southeast Asia, specifically Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand; Italy; andthroughout the United States. She has participated in many varied instrumental ensembles and genres of music such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic styles as well as Jazz, Contemporary Classical, and Cabaret. Based out of New York, Ms. Barnett has performed in various venues including Firehouse Space, Mise-en Place, Spectrum, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Birdland.
Kelley’s passion for music lies in forwarding musical composition, not only as a performer but also as a composer. She, with cellist Maria Hadge, form the duo STARK RAVING, an ensemble which seeks to grow the repertoire through new commissions and dedicates itself to bringing new and challenging music to life. Please visit starkravingduo.com for more information. As a composer, Barnett dabbles in electronically manipulated sound and noise sound worlds. she premiered her first work on February 21st, 2015 titled Bolt from the Blue, for flute and tape.
Most recently, Kelley graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance studying with Dr. Tara O’Connor. She received her Bachelors and first Masters from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and studied with Jeffrey Khaner and Renee Siebert. Kelley has performed with notable groups such as Manhattan School’s contemporary ensemble, Tactus; ShoutHouse; Ensemble Mise-en; Tenth Intervention; as well as cofounded the Lynn University New Music Ensemble. She has participated in Cortona Sessions for New Music, in Cortona, Italy; and the 2012 Vanguard Contemporary Music Festival, an intimate contemporary festival based in Miami, Florida. In addition Ms. Barnett has performed with the Palm Beach Symphony, Symphony of the Americas, and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra.