Dr. Schuyler Thornton Music
Instructor of Music, Flute

D.M.A., Rutgers University
M.M., James Madison University
B.M., Lawrence University
IES Milan

Dr. Schuyler Thornton is a dynamic performer, teacher, and administrator based in the NYC area. In addition to serving as Lecturer of Flute and Director of Flute Ensemble at Muhlenberg, she is the flutist of the North American Broadway tour of Les Misérables, performing on flute, piccolo, alto flute, and recorder. Other pit orchestra credits include the recent Off-Broadway revivals of Richard Rodgers’ No Strings and Stephen Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife with The J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company, co-principal flute of the Ohio Light Opera, piccolo of the Southern Virginia Opera, co-principal flute of Rutgers Opera Theatre, and principal flutist and orchestra manager of the College Light Opera Company. Orchestral performances include principal flute and piccolo of the Rockbridge, Waynesboro, MidAtlantic Philharmonic, and Sewanee Music Festival symphonies.

Passionate about chamber, early, and new music, Dr. Thornton is a founding performer of the annual Second Stage chamber music series in Cape Cod, and has performed at the Contemporary Music Festival at James Madison University and on traverso with the Rutgers Baroque Players. She has been a featured performer at National Flute Association Conventions, NY, NJ, and WI Flute Fairs, and NJMEA, VMEA, and CBDNA conferences. With over ten years of teaching experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, Dr. Thornton is on faculty at Rutgers Community Arts and has published several articles on pedagogy in Flute Talk and The Instrumentalist. She is Treasurer of the New Jersey Flute Society, and proudly serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Lawrence University Alumni Association. Dr. Thornton earned her B.M. in Performance and B.A. in Government from Lawrence University and Conservatory of Music, M.M. in Performance from James Madison University, and D.M.A. under the tutelage of Bart Feller at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.