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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHNAME: Deborah L. Barber

POSITION TITLE/RANK: Associate Professor of Music

EDUCATION/TRAINING :

Auburn University B.S. 05/1975 Choral Music Education

Auburn University M.Ed. 05/1989 Music Education

Auburn University Ph.D. 12/2002 Music Education

Positions and Employment

2002 – Present Associate Professor of Music, Arkansas Tech University

2001 – 2002 Multimedia Systems Specialist – Digital Repair, Auburn University

2001 Director of Our Music, Our Stories, Our World, a Summer outreach music camp at Auburn University for ages 7 – 10

1999 – 2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University

1990 – 2002 Professional Musician – (guitar, keyboards & vocals)

1975 – 2002 Private guitar teacher

1998 – 2000 Yarbrough Elementary School, General Music Teacher – Auburn City Schools

1990 – 1998 Drake Middle School, General Music Teacher – Auburn City Schools

1990 – 1992 Cary Woods Elementary, General Music Teacher – Auburn City Schools

1989 – 1990 General Music and Choral Music – LaGrange City Schools, LaGrange, GA

1980 – 1989 Professional Touring Musician

1977 – 1980 Professional Musician – Charleston, S.C.

Scholarship
Educational Testing Service, Praxis, Writing Music Technology, General Music, and Advocacy questions, 2015 and 2017

Little Rock School District, Little Rock, September 15, 2016 – Creating with Technology

AR  All-State, Hot Springs, February, 2016 – Blogging in Music Education

AR All-State, Hot Springs,  February 21, 2014,  Free Apps for Composing

Nashville, Tennessee, National Association for Music Education 2013 In-Service Conference,  October 28, 2013, Yes, You CAN Teach Guitar

Webinar, National Association for Music Education Learning Network,  August 15, 2013, Guitar in the Elementary Classroom 

AR All-State, Hot Springs,  February 15, 2013, Assessing in the Middle Grades

Ozarks Unlimited Resource Co-op, Harrison, AR, October 16, 2012, Singing, Listening, & Playing HAPPY

ATU K-12 Initiative, video project, Technology in the Music Classroom, April, 2012,  http://k12initiative.org/

Little Rock School District, Little Rock, September 15, 2016 – Creating with Technology
AR  All-State, Hot Springs, February, 2016 – Blogging in Music Education

AR All-State, Hot Springs,  February 21, 2014,  Free Apps for Composing

Nashville, Tennessee, National Association for Music Education 2013 In-Service Conference,  October 28, 2013, Yes, You CAN Teach Guitar

Webinar, National Association for Music Education Learning Network,  August 15, 2013, Guitar in the Elementary Classroom 

AR All-State, Hot Springs,  February 15, 2013, Assessing in the Middle Grades

Ozarks Unlimited Resource Co-op, Harrison, AR, October 16, 2012, Singing, Listening, & Playing HAPPY

ATU K-12 Initiative, video project, Technology in the Music Classroom, April, 2012,  http://k12initiative.org/

AR All-State, Hot Springs, February 17, 2012, Listening Lessons

AR All-State, Hot Springs, February 18, 2011, Preparation for Improvisation and Improvising Soundtracks for Folktales

Little Rock School District, Jan. 20, 2011,  iTunes, iPod, SmartBoards, and Podcasts in the Music Classroom

Little Rock School District, Sept. 9, 2010 Loading and Using an iPod in the Classroom

ArkMEA Fall Inservice, UCA, Nov. 13, 2008  World Music: Worlds of Fun!

Fort Smith Elementary Music Teachers – Hot Stuff for 2007: Technology for a New School Year, ATU Music Lab, August 2007

AR Music Department Chairs, Little Rock, April 2007 Emerging Technologies PPT

International Association of Jazz Educators – New York City – January 2007

Jazz on the Run: Podcast Your Rehearsals   Woodshedding with Sibelius Scorch

Sponsored – Roland: Music Power Concert – on campus Sept. 26, 2007

      QuickTime videos of each presentation – Digital Drums – Keyboards – Guitar

IAJE – New York City – January 13, 2006  Making Music in the Middle School:

Using Sequencing Software in New and Innovative Ways    http://faculty.atu.edu/dbarber/jazz/iaje.html
2000 – 2001 – Music: A to Z, East Alabama Regional Inservice Center, Chambers & Wilcox Counties

2001 – Assisted with National Symposium on Music Instruction Technology conference at Auburn University

2001 — Songwriting with Students, Opelika City Schools Inservice

2001 – The Cultural Approach: Promoting the Teaching of Social Studies. Workshop for the Caroline Lawson Ivey Foundation

2000 — Guest lecturer on creativity for Organization of General Music Program, Auburn University

2000 – Media for WebPages with Kim Walls East Alabama Regional Inservice Center

2000 – MIDI for Teachers, The Alabama Fine Arts Summit

2000 — MIDI, Tuscaloosa City Schools Inservice

1995 – 2000 – Imaginative Learning Workshops Sponsored by Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts

1999 – Freeing the Creative Spirit: A Lecture-Concert. National Symposium on Music Education Technology

1999 – Technology for the Music Classroom: The Essentials. National Symposium on Music Instruction Technology

1998 – MM Good: Multimedia in the Classroom with Connie Rosenblatt, Media Specialist, Auburn City Schools
Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Arkansas Music Educators Association

Technology Institute for Music Educators – TI:ME Level I Certification

Music Educators National Conference/National Association for Music Education

College Music Society

Honors and Leadership Positions

Arkansas Music Educators – board member 2004-2016

Teaching and Professional Service
Courses taught

Introduction to Music

Elementary General Music Methods

Applications of Technology in Music Education

Class Guitar

String Ensemble (Guitar Ensemble and String Band)

Special Methods in Music
Auburn University

Music and Related Arts – Instructor Teaching Ratings (Scale: 1-5, 5 is excellent) 4.93

Practicum in Middle School Music

Practicum in Music Technology

Interns Superviosion and Evaluation

Synergistic Activities
 

Barber, D. (2000). Challenges of Teaching Young Composers. Ala Breve, 47(3), 38-40.

Barber, D. (1999). Freeing the Creative Spirit: A Lecture-Concert. Abstact in Proceedings of the National Symposium for Music Instructional Technology. Auburn, AL: CMR Press, 31.

Barber, D. (1999). Technology for the Music Classroom: The Essentials. Abstract in Proceedings of the National Symposium for Music Instructional Technology. Auburn, AL: CMR Press, 47.

Barber, D, et al. Imaginative Learning: Art Through Nature. : Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL, July 2000

Barber, D, et al. Imaginative Learning: Journeys. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts,Montgomery, AL, July 1999

Barber, D, et al. Imaginative Learning: Rivers. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL, July 1998

Barber, D, et al. Imaginative Learning: Rhythms of Life. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL, July 1997

Barber, D, et al. Imaginative Learning: A Whale of A Tale. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL, July 1996

Barber, D, et al. Imaginative Learning: Tapestry. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL, July 1995

 

Research Support/Grants:

IPad Initiaive, Arkansas Tech University, January-May 2017

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