Felicia Barber

Felicia Barber

Ethnic/World Music

fbarber@westfield.ma.edu

Bio

Felicia Barber is Director of Choral Activities at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, where she conducts the University Chorus, Chorale, and teaches courses in conducting and choral methods.  A passionate educator, Dr. Barber taught choral music and music theory for eight years in Franklin, TN.  The choral program recorded an album entitled, Visions in Sound in 2007, and were featured on 3 tours across the United States, including a festival performance at Carnegie Hall.

Dr. Barber has also served as an AP Music Theory Reader for College Board, since 2006. Her research interests included teaching strategies in the choral classroom, community partnerships, as well as the performance practice of African American Spirituals.  Dr. Barber’s  research has lead to presentations at regional and state conferences across the southeast, as well as a recent presentation at the Phenomenon of Singing, an International Conference held in Newfoundland.

Dr. Barber holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Oral Roberts University, an M.M. in Music Education from Mansfield University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting from The Florida State University.