Martha Bixler holds Bachelor's degrees from Smith College and the Yale University School of Music and a Master's degree from Brooklyn College. She has long been active with the American Recorder Society (ARS). She has been a member of the Board of Directors, an active member of many committees of the Board, and twice president of the Society. She was editor of the Members' Library Editions for ten years.
Ms. Bixler has taught recorder, harpsichord, and early dance at Wagner College and recorder at Teachers College and Sarah Lawrence College. Prominent early music ensembles with which she has performed include the New York Pro Musica, Musica Sacra, the Bach Aria Group, and the Berkshire Bach Society. She currently performs with the Viola da Gamba DoJo or New York. She has taught at many early music workshops around this country and in Hawaii, Canada, England and Ireland. She is the editor of a number of arrangements for recorders, and has recorded for Columbia Records and Decca Gold Label. She is a member of the music faculty at Teachers College, Columbia and Sarah Lawrence College. Her personal story of the first fifty years of the American Recorder Society, The American Recorder Society and Me; a Memoir, is forthcoming (September 2014) on the ARS web site.