Baxtresser studied with Julius Baker at Juilliard. She won the position of first flutist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra when then-director Franz Paul Decker, impressed by her talent and impeccable playing, hired her. During her tenure with the MSO, she married principal bassoonist David Caroll. After several years with the MSO, Ms.
Baxtresser auditioned for and won the position as principal flutist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. It was during this time she and conductor Andrew Davis collaborated on several recordings. Several years later, upon Julius Baker's retirement, Ms. Baxtresser was invited to take up the position of principal flutist with the New York Philharmonic. At first, she declined the position saying, "My situation here (Toronto) is far too attractive." Eventually she capitulated and accepted the prestigious position with the New York Philharmonic. After several years with the NYP, Ms.
Baxtresser retired from the position and has since devoted her time to performing and teaching. She has taught at Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, and Carnegie Mellon University, where she continues to teach. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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