A professional harpsichordist who formerly had an active career as a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Newton made her New York recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall in 1983. She was a founding member of the Cantabile Chamber Players, and a member of the New York Baroque Ensemble, New York String Ensemble, and Musica Antiqua.
Ms. Newton serves on the teaching faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester and has held faculty positions at the Manhattan School of Music and Queens College. Ms. Newton holds an M.A. in music performance (harpsichord) from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.