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 theory & composition, 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, Barb 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. She is a multi-year honoree to Who's Who Among American Teachers, and was a quarter finalist for the Grammy Foundation Outstanding Music Educator award. Barb has conducted, served as vocal director, choreographed, and performed in the orchestras for many musicals throughout her career. She was highly honored to be among the esteemed guest conductors for several Messiah Sing-Ins at Lincoln Center and numerous NJ Honor Choirs.
Barb enjoys working with people of all ages and levels of ability, from elementary school to senior citizens.