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JMU Bassoon Studio

Sue Barber


Professor of Bassoon


Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from the Crane School of Music

Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York


Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University




Message from Dr. Barber


About Dr. Barber

Sue Barber serves as professor of bassoon and wind chamber music at the James Madison University School of Music and is a member of the resident faculty wind quintet.   During the summer season she is a member of the artist/teaching faculty at the Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, North Carolina.  She is also an active freelance bassoonist regionally, performing with Opera on The James, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, and the Williamsburg Sinfonia.  She has also performed and presented master classes throughout the United States, in Europe, and Asia.  She has served as a visiting professor at The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, teaching applied bassoon and presenting master classes during the 2012 and 2014-15 academic years.

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