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Barbara Paré is an Assistant Professor of Voice in the DePauw University School of Music. Ms. Paré earned a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Westminster Choir College with Lindsey Christiansen, and a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Florida State University with Yvonne Ciannella. In addition, she has worked with Barbara Doscher, Patricia Berlin, and Brian Horne.

As an active soloist and recitalist, Ms. Paré has appeared in a variety of operatic roles with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Ensemble Company of Cincinnati Opera (ECCO), and Opera Iowa. She has appeared as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet, and is featured on the compact disc Songs and Dances with the CCM Wind Symphony under conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Her credits also include Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, District Winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards, twice as a National Finalist in the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist Auditions, and Finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Competition. Her experience also includes study at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Grandin Festival, performing vocal chamber music under the tutelage of Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Charles Neidich, Warren Jones, and Paul Sperry. Ms. Paré has also coached with Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, and Donna Loewy.

As a teacher, Ms. Paré is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician, working with students ranging in age from middle school, high school, college, and adults. She is certified in Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, Levels 1, 2, & 3, and teaches in classical, Musical Theatre, and contemporary commercial music styles. Prior to her teaching at DePauw University, she held positions at Northern Kentucky University and Western Colorado University. Her students, both music and non-music majors, have been accepted into prestigious graduate school programs, including Indiana University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, Westminster Choir College at Rider University, the Indiana University Early Music Institute, and Boston University.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applied Voice
  • Beginning Class Voice
  • Faculty-Community Music School