Barbara Klemp is an active performer, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and accompanist.
An accomplished pianist, accordionist, and organist, Barbara is also an experienced teacher of choral music, instrumental music, general music, classroom/private piano, music composition, music theory, and music technology. Over an extensive career as a New Jersey public school Music Educator/Arts Administrator, Barbara grew and maintained a large and highly regarded choral music program, performing regularly in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity Church, and the EPCOT American Experience Rotunda. Since her retirement from public schools, Barbara is a busy freelance musician, teacher, adjudicator, and clinician.
Barbara earned her BA, MM, and DMA degrees in Music Education from Rutgers University, and has also completed graduate certifications in Biblical Studies and Theology from Liberty University. A multi-year honoree to Who's Who Among American Teachers and quarter finalist for the Grammy Foundation Outstanding Music Educator award, Barbara has conducted, served as vocal director, choreographed, or performed in the orchestra for many musicals throughout her career. Barbara was honored to be among the guest conductors for several Messiah Sing-Ins at Lincoln Center and
numerous NJ Honor Choirs. In addition to her work as a freelance musician and adjudicator, Barbara is an adjunct supervisor of student teachers for Rutgers University. She is the composer/arranger of several school choral publications, and continues to develop and present workshops on a variety of topics related to music education.
Barbara enjoys working with people of all ages and levels of ability, from elementary school to senior citizens.