Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

est. 1962

Dr. Carolyn Barber

President-Elect


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

cbarber2@unl.edu



Carolyn A. Barber is the Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Music and Director of Bands in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Glenn Korff School of Music. She earned a B.M. in horn performance at Northwestern University, an M.M. in horn performance from Yale University, and returned to Northwestern to earn her D.M. in conducting as a student of John P. Paynter and Victor Yampolsky.  


Dr. Barber began her career as a lecturer and assistant to the dean of the Northwestern University School of Music.  Her duties included teaching advanced conducting and directing the university's Concert Band.  Prior to her appointment at UNL, Dr. Barber also served as the director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Apart from her conducting and teaching at UW-L, Dr. Barber served for five years as the principal horn of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.


Dr. Barber has been a presenter at the Midwest Clinic, CBDNA, ASTA, and NAfME conferences, state music educators conventions, and district training workshops nationwide. She has received numerous awards for musical and academic achievement, including the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, a Hixson-Lied Professorship, two National Band Association Citations of Excellence, and a United States Navy Good Conduct Medal. Her writing has been published in the Journal of Band Research, and she is a regular contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band reference series. In addition to her scholarly activities, Dr. Barber maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor throughout the United States and Canada. She is state chair for CBDNA, a peer reviewer for the Journal of the Conductors Guild, Nebraska MEA University Affairs chair, chair of the Nebraska Council for Music Teacher Education, and past president of the Big Ten Band Directors Association.


NSBA Board

President

Dan Sodomka

Aurora High School

President-Elect

Dr. Carolyn Barber

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Past President

Brady Rohlfs

Waverly High School

Secretary

Emiley Bond

Lincoln Christian School

Treasurer

Ryan Marsh

Malcolm Public Schools

Awards Chair

Nate Metschke

Neligh-Oakdale Schools

Concert Band Chair

Duane Bierman

University of Nebraska-Kearney

Marching Chair

Michael Schlake

Ogallala Public Schools

Membership Chair

Brandi Kawula

Lewis & Clark, Bellevue

Middle School

Middle Level Chair

Stacy Bean

Horizon Middle School, Kearney

Public Relations Chair

Doug Bogatz

Fremont High School

Jazz Chair

Roger Groth

Retired

Exhibits/

Corporate Sponsor Coordinator

Joanie Mathis

Omaha Symphony