Name: Ms. Julie Martyn-Donato
Title: Adjunct Lecturer of Flute Ensemble and Private Flute Lessons
Office Location: Student Center 143
Extension: (845) 575-3242
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

Bachelor of Fine Arts - West Virginia University Institute of Technology


Born into a musical family, Julie Martyn-Donato grew up thinking that everyone played an instrument. She began piano lessons at the age of 6. At 11, she began flute lessons with her father, Dr. Charles Martyn, now a retired professor of music. She continued her musical studies on flute, piano, piccolo and organ through college at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. Upon moving to New York she became a scholarship student of the esteemed world famous flutist Julius Baker. She then studied flute and piano with virtuoso performer and acclaimed composer Gary Schocker, with whom she premiered his CPE Bach Sonata "Ghost," in North Carolina in November 2002. Mrs. Donato is now Mr. Schocker's master class director. Mrs. Donato is the founder (1993) and director of the Flute Ensemble at Marist College, teaches flute and piano privately, and performs with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as in duo with harpists Laura Majestic and Joy Plaisted, and in other chamber music groups. Mrs. Donato is a published writer, avid gardener and animal lover.

Awards & Honors:

Music Teachers National Association Private Study Grant Awardee, 1999 and 2000.


Two compact discs, "Seek Ye First" (1998) and "Springsongs" (2004)
Writer and editor of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, including Flute Talk Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, and other publications.

Conferences & Workshops:

Director, Gary Schocker Flute Master Classes


National Flute Association
Music Teachers National Association
American Guild of Organists