Soprano Barbara Paré has extensive solo and operatic experience, having performed with a variety of nationally-known opera companies, including the OperaTheatre of St. Louis, the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival, the Ensemble Company of Cincinnati Opera, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Iowa. Her operatic experience has included roles in staged productions of Cendrillon, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, and The Bartered Bride, and a concert performance of Die Zauberflöte with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Ballet, and presented numerous recitals at colleges and universities, including the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, and Western State College.
She has recorded Bernard Gilmore's Five Folksongs for Soprano and Band on the Klavier Label, with the Cincinnati Wind Symphony, under the direction of Eugene Corporon. She is active as an adjudicator and clinician for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA).
In addition, she has also been a participant in the Grandin Festival for vocal chamber music. She received a bachelor of music degree in voice performance from Westminster Choir College and master of music degree in voice performance from Florida State University. Her major teachers have included Patricia Berlin, Barbara Doscher, Yvonne Ciannella, and Lindsay Christiansen. Before joining the faculty at DePauw University, Professor Paré taught at Northern Kentucky University, Florida State University, Western State College, and Simpson College. Appointed 1994.