Sue Barber


College Orchestral Institute
High School Orchestral Institute

Professor of Bassoon at James Madison University, member of the Bluestone Winds, and a founding member of the Friendly City Chamber Players.  Sue is an active performer and clinician who has presented in the United States, China, South America, and Europe.  She performs with City Music Cleveland, the Roanoke Symphony, Richmond Symphony, North Charleston Pops!, Opera Roanoke, and Opera on The James. She has also performed at the International Double Reed Society International Conventions, National Flute Association Annual Conventions, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference. Former positions include the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Natchez Opera, The Hartford Symphony, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (Spain), Acadiana Symphony, and the Soni Fidelis Woodwind Quintet. Additional orchestral performances include Santa Fe Pro Musica, The New Haven Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, National Repertory Orchestra, New World Symphony, and has participated in the Banff and Sarasota Chamber Music Festivals.

In addition to her teaching at James Madison University, she has taught at The Hartt School, served as a visiting professor at Indiana University, and is an advocate for music outreach and providing music educational access and opportunities access for all.