Assistant Director for Student Services
Judy serves the School of Music community by coordinating activities related to recruitment and retention including audition days, Student for a Day events, prospective student visits and concerns, and as a representative for the School of Music. She is the academic liaison for the Music Living Learning Community in the Ballard Residence Hall, the home of most first-year music students, and each fall meets weekly with first-year music students, providing programs that support their academic success and transition to life as music majors.
Mrs. Barber holds Master of Music (theory-composition with a theory emphasis) and Bachelor of Music (theory-composition) degrees from ECU and a Bachelor of Religious Education (sociology and Bible) degree from Cornerstone University. Her primary instrument is horn and her research interest is the nineteenth-century symphony and the symphonies of Robert Schumann in particular; this interest reflected in her thesis, “The Symphonic Scherzos of Robert Schumann: Maintaining Mastery of a Sublime Form.”
Prior to her current position, Judy was most recently the Joyner Library music library staff member responsible for acquisitions, band director at The Oakwood School, Greenville, North Carolina, and School of Music adjunct instructor in the areas of music history and music theory.
Judy is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies and serves as an advisor for the School of Music’s Beta Psi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.