TRACY SEEGER, wedding music specialist

Tracy Seeger has called Austin home for the last 20 years. At the age of 17 she became a tenured violinist of the Austin Symphony and went on to receive her Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Maintaining a busy life as a professional musician Tracy performs regularly with numerous chamber ensembles. She has toured the world extensively as a violinist for David Byrne of the Talking Heads and has a large catalogue of studio work to her acclaim. Tracy is the primary contact for our clients and will handle all of your needs including booking the Barton Strings and helping with all your music selections.

CAROLYN HAGLER, marketing director

Carolyn Hagler founded the Barton Strings in 1990 with two of her colleagues. Initially, the Barton Strings consisted of a string trio (violin, viola and cello). The three musicians performed chamber music concerts around central Texas for several years before building the trio into the successful wedding ensemble it is today.

Carolyn holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors degree from Dominican University of California. She is also a tenured member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and tours internationally with local world music ensemble, MUNDI. Carolyn remains a partner in the Barton Strings as a consultant, but the business is now run by longtime Barton Strings violinist/partner, Tracy Seeger. Carolyn is a full time Realtor in the Austin area CarolynHagler.com yet finds time to continue her life as a musician and raise three boys with her husband of 20 years.


Beth Blackerby-Violin
Paula Bird-Violin
Molly Emerman-Violin
Bruce Williams-Viola
Sara Nelson-Cello
Douglas Harvey-Cello