Violinist and violist Barbara Barber is internationally known as a recording artist, pedagogue, publisher, consultant, adjudicator, editor and author. She has concertized and presented at conferences, institutes and workshops across the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Bermuda. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. She received her B.M. and M.M. degrees in violin performance at Texas Tech University and has taught violin and violin pedagogy at Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, and the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Active in the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Barbara Barber has been recognized for her many articles, presentations and roles on advisory and editorial boards. She was Chair of the Violin Committee for the revision of the 2003 ASTA String Syllabus and is a Registered Violin Teacher Trainer and past board member of the SAA. Her books and CDs — Solos For Young Violinists, Solos For Young Violists, Scales For Advanced Violinists, Scales for Advanced Violists, Twinkle Variations Festival Arrangement and Fingerboard Geography — are published by her company, Preludio Music Inc., distributed exclusively by Alfred Publishing Company and are sold worldwide. She has also released a CD with Brian Lewis and Michael McLean entitled Care To Tango? (Oak Cliff) and has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Bach Festival, Estes Park Music Festival, Sinfonia of Colorado and Longmont Symphony. Ms. Barber maintains a private studio in Estes Park and Longmont.