Internationally acclaimed technology educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Barbara Freedman is an engaging and effective presenter and trainer with expertise in composition with music technology, studio production, multimedia course design, and technology integration in digital learning environments for face-to-face, synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid learning across content areas. Celebrated as a teacher’s teacher, Barbara has developed courses and trained educators in public and private K-12 districts, tertiary institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Music Instructional Expertise: media technologies, fundamentals of music using technology, music composition using technology, technology integration across curricula, music technology, mixing engineering, live sound engineering, recording engineering, music history, music theory, percussion techniques
  • Learning Technologies Instructional Expertise: educational technology philosophy; educational technology pedagogy; educational technology curriculum integration; evaluation and utilization of media technologies for instruction; design, development, and delivery of synchronous and asynchronous multimedia courses in learning management systems; websites, and other media technologies; digital media design and creation with audio, 2D graphics, and video
  • Research Interests: music education, technology integration in education, music composition using technology, efficacy of technology integration in curricula; efficacy of synchronous and asynchronous online course creation and delivery
  • Educator, trainer, author, consultant, timpanist, and percussionist

PROFESSIONAL, GRADUATE, AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

UNIVERISTY OF NORTH TEXAS, Denton, TX
College of Information, Department of Learning Technologies
Ph.D. in Learning Technologies
Emerging Leader Award
2019
JUILLIARD SCHOOL, New York City, NY 2000
Graduate Studies in Choral Conducting
2000
WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE, Princeton, NJ
Graduate Studies in Choral Vocal Technique
1999
COLLEGE OF ST. ROSE, Albany, NY
Graduate Studies in Education
1997 – 1999
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, HARTT SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Hartford, CT
The Conductors Institute participant
1995 – 1996
MANNES COLLEGE OF MUSIC, New York, NY
Professional Studies Diploma in Performance, The Walter Rosenberger Award
1992
CUNY BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, Brooklyn, NY
Master of Music in Performance
1990
CUNY BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Science in Music Performance, cum laude, honors in Music
1987
HIGH SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS, New York, NY
Regents Diploma
1982

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL Greenwich, CT
Music Teacher, Music Technology Teacher

  • Created, developed, and taught technology-based music courses Introduction to Electronic Music, Electronic Music 1, Electronic Music 2, Electronic Music 3, Honors Electronic Music, Songwriting & Recording
  • Taught Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Beginning Guitar
2001 – present
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Denton, TX
Adjunct

  • Taught masters & doctoral graduate courses
    • Multimedia in Technology Applications (5220)
    • New Technologies of Instruction (5200)
    • Philosophy of Computing in Learning Technologies (6000)
2019 – 2022
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE Portland, ME
Adjunct

  • Taught graduate course TI:ME Level 1A Basic Skills in Music Technology
2015
FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE Dix Hills, NY
Adjunct

  • Taught graduate course TI:ME Level 1A Basic Skills in Music Technology
2011
FOREST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL Forest Hills, NY
Chorus Director & General Music Teacher

  • Taught and conducted Concert Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Acapella Group
  • Taught General Music and American Music
1997 – 2001

PRESENTATIONS AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING sample

Teacher, Tennessee Arts Academy 2023
Clinician, NAMM Believe In Music Online Conference 2021 & 2022
Clinician, MusicEdTech Online Conference 2021
Presenting Author, AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA 2020
Presenter, Berklee College of Music Technology in Education Day 2019
Clinician, Texas Music Educators 2011 – 2020
Clinician, New York State Music Educators Association 2015 – 2019
Keynote, MusicEDNet DAYTiME conference, Sydney, AU 2018
Keynote, Music Technology Symposium of Northern Westchester 2017
Featured Clinician, Texas Music Educators Association, College Division 2017
Poster Presentation, University of North Texas College of Information Research Exchange Conference 2016
Keynote, Ontario Music Educators Association 2015
Keynote, Ohio Music Educators Association, Technology Division 2014
Keynote Presenter, Music Technology in Education Conference, Melbourne Australia 2013
Keynote, Music Educators Technology Association of Australia 2012

Various conferences including: The College Music Society (CMS), Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), New York State, Connecticut, and Florida Music Educators Association, and the Music, Education & Technology Online Summit

In-service training and consulting for the Stamford CT Public Schools, Greenwich CT Public Schools, Berlin CT Public Schools, Madison CT Public Schools, Briarcliff Manor NY Schools, Brewster NY Schools, Rush-Henrietta NY Schools, Laramie WY Central School District, White Plains NY Public Schools, Putnam North Westchester BOCES, KIPP Washington DC Charter Schools

SELECTED WRITINGS

Book and book contributions

Journals and Magazines

  • Freedman, B. & Reeder, E. (2017). First time music creators: A glimpse into high school students’ reactions to creating music. Symposium The College Music Society journal. https://doi.org/10.18177/sym.2019.59.sr.11434
  • Wagner, J. B., Freedman, B., Getchell, S., Reeder, E., & Killion, J. B. (2017). Effect of computed radiography lab equipment on ARRT image acquisition and evaluation scores in two undergraduate radiologic technology programs. Radiologic Science & Education, 22(2), 33-38.
  • Sound Systems For The 21st Century Classroom, Southwestern Musician, November 2016
  • Keyboard Lab Curriculum For High School, contributing author, Alfred/SoundTree, 2011
  • Turn Any Lab Into A Music Lab, CMEA Newsletter, April 2010
  • When Total Kaoss is Good in the Classroom, SoundWAVES, August 2010

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS, AND DISTINCTIONS

Connecticut Professional Educator Certificate K-12 current
Connecticut TEAM Mentor current
Connecticut ARC Cooperating Teacher current
New York State Permanent Certification Music K-12 current
TI:ME Level 1 Certified current
Oxford University Press and Springer journal reviewer 2015 – present
MusicFirst US Educational Advisory Panel 2012 – present
International Baccalaureate Organization Music Diploma Program Review Committee 2013 – 2016
Spotify Music Educators National Advisory Board 2013 – 2015
National TI:ME Music Technology Teacher of the Year 2012

CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

Sound Beach Community Band, Music Director, Greenwich, CT 2005 – 2013
Bridgeport Symphony, Cover/Assistant Conductor, Bridgeport, CT 2006 – 2007
Bridgeport Symphony, Cover/Assistant Conductor, Bridgeport, CT 2006 – 2007
Metropolitan Festive Orchestra, Music Director, Brooklyn, NY 1995 – 2005
Regina Opera, Music Director, Brooklyn, NY 1998
Regina Opera, Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master, Brooklyn, NY 1995 – 1998
Great Neck Philharmonic, Assistant Conductor, Great Neck, NY 1993 – 1994

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE sample

The American Symphony Orchestra & Bard Opera, percussion extra 2022
The Stamford Symphony, percussion extra 2022
The Connecticut Orchestra, percussion 2019 – 2021
Bridgeport Symphony, percussion & timpani 1999 – present
Ridgefield Symphony, percussion & principal timpani as of 2022 2002 – present
Greenwich Symphony, percussion extra, timpani substitue 2003 – present