Judith N. Barber

Judith Barber

Judith N. Barber has written for Classical Voice of North Carolina since 2008, focusing primarily on the review of instrumental performances in eastern North Carolina, joining that with her other activity of serving as program note editor and writer for East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. Her first degree, from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was outside the realm of music. But she later returned to the classroom to earn degrees in theory and composition at East Carolina University. Her master’s thesis, “The Symphonic Scherzos of Robert Schumann: Maintaining Mastery of a Sublime Form,” deals with the substance and reception history of those works.

While working in the music library at East Carolina University Mrs. Barber maintains an active performing schedule as a free-lance horn player. Her role as pianist for the weekly chapel services at Greenville’s Vidant Medical Center inspired her to establish the monthly concert series “Good Music Good Medicine,” in which ECU School of Music students and faculty perform at the hospital as a community service.

Judy and her husband Chuck live in Greenville, North Carolina, where all four sons have come and gone and none but Jake the dog remains. There’s a garden with limitless possibilities and stacks of good books to be read, but for now, there’s a concert tonight that just shouldn’t be missed.

Articles by Judith N. Barber:

An Evening's Respite: Ensemble Vermillian at The Music House

Early Music Review by Judith N. Barber,  September 27, 2011

East Carolina U. Summer Guitar Workshop: Jason Vieaux and Bustos/Weverka Duo Recital

Recital Preview by Judith N. Barber,  July 24, 2010

Susan Fancher: In Two Worlds

Contemporary Music Media Review by Judith N. Barber,  March 18, 2010

Imani Winds at the NewMusic @ ECU Festival '10

Chamber Music Review by Judith N. Barber,  February 25, 2010

Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists

Recital Media Review by Judith N. Barber,  January 1, 2010

Mark Alan Taggart, Louise Toppin, Jorge Richter and ECU Symphony Orchestra: Splendid Success

Orchestral Music Review by Judith N. Barber,  December 2, 2009

East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by Judith N. Barber,  October 25, 2009

Carolina Brass and Their Favorite Things

Brass Ensemble Media Review by Judith N. Barber,  April 10, 2009

Chopin at East Carolina University: Dr. Henry Doskey, Piano

Recital Review by Judith N. Barber,  January 12, 2009

Prosperous Voyage for East Carolina University Pinafore

Operetta Review by Judith N. Barber,  October 23, 2008

East Carolina University Symphony: Reardon and Richter Earn High Marks

Orchestral Music Review by Judith N. Barber,  September 28, 2008

O'Brien and Woolston Get Melodramatic

Chamber Music Review by Judith N. Barber,  September 13, 2008