Barbara Harbach, professor of music at UMSL, is contemporary composer of the month for February for Indiana radio station WFIU (103.7 FM).

Barbara Harbach, professor of music at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, is the featured contemporary composer for the month of February for Indiana public radio station WFIU (103.7 FM).

WFIU will feature music by Harbach throughout the month of February.

Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, and organist who completed her doctoral work at the Eastman School of Music. She also is director of Women in the Arts – St. Louis, a celebration of the achievements of women creators.

Her compositions include works for symphony orchestra, string orchestra, organ, harpsichord, choir and chamber ensemble, and has arranged Baroque pieces for brass and organ. She has written two symphonies, “Veneration for Orchestra” and “One of Ours–A Cather Symphony,” a musical, “Booth,” and the opera, “O Pioneers!”

Harbach has given organ and harpsichord recitals in North America, Asia, Europe and Siberia, and she has made numerous recordings of organ and harpsichord music. The American Record Guide wrote: “She deserves to be recognized as one of the eminent Bach players among organists of the present day, in both the United States and in Europe.”

Harbach is involved in the research, publication and recording of manuscripts of 18th-century keyboard composers, as well as historical and contemporary women composers. She is the editor of Women of Note Quarterly, and founder of Vivace Press, a music publishing company specializing in works by women and other traditionally under-represented composers.

WFIU is the National Public Radio affiliate for south and central Indiana, broadcasting 24 hours a day from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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