Barbara Phillips-Farley came to St. Lawrence University in 1990 from Iowa, where she taught at Coe College, performed with the University of Iowa Center for New Music, and completed her doctorate in piano. She accompanies the University Chorus and Laurentian Singers, teaches piano, and offers a number of courses in the Music Department – Introduction to Music, Music in Venice, Mozart and the Classical Style, The World of Clara and Robert Schumann, and Isn’t It Romantic: Songs for Theatre, Songs for Salon.
Education: B.A., Oberlin College; B.Mus., Oberlin College Conservatory; M.F.A., The University of Iowa; D.M.A., The University of Iowa.
Current professional/research interests: American popular song and musical theatre; new and experimental chamber music; 19th-century lieder and piano music; opera
Recent publications/conferences: book review of two biographies about Johnny Mercer (one by Philip Furia, and one by Gene Lees), published in Popular Music and Society journal.
List of professional associations membership: College Music Society; The Society for American Music
Classes taught: MUS 100/101 Introduction to Music; MUS 234 Music in Venice; MUS 330 Isn’t It Romantic? Songs for Theatre, Songs for Salon; MUS 333 Mozart and the Classical Style; MUS 335 The World of Clara and Robert Schumann