Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities
B.M. Oral Roberts University, M.M. Mansfield University, Ph.D. Florida State University
Felicia Barber is the Director of Choral Activities at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, where she conducts the University Chorus, Chamber Chorale and teaches courses in conducting and choral methods. Dr. Barber's research interests include choral teaching strategies, repertoire selection, diversity initiatives, as well as the performance practice of African American Spirituals. Her research has led to presentations across the United States and Canada.
She often serves as a clinician for high school and community ensembles, as well as presents professional development to choral music educators in Massachusetts & and throughout the northeast. Dr. Barber haspresented at regional and state conferences, as well as a presentation at the Phenomenon of Singing, an International Conference held in Newfoundland, Canada. With additional presentations at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference, Florida Music Educators Conference, Eastern Division ACDA Conference, Massachusetts Summer ACDA Conference, Connecticut ACDA, and the Westfield University Summer Institute for Music Educators. Dr. Barber is a member of National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) currently serving as the Higher Ed Representative for the state of Massachusetts. Also, she is an active member of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA); serving on the National Diversity Committee, as well as the Eastern Division & Massachusetts boards.
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.