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
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.