Barbara Rhyneer D. A.
I am a Professor of Music at Northern Michigan University. As the sole string specialist in the Department of Music, I teach string pedagogy, coach string chamber ensembles, and provide lessons on violin and viola. I also teach orchestral conducting, music appreciation, and direct the NMU Symphony Orchestra.
B. M. Loyola Marymount University
M. M. Bowling Green State University
D. A. Ball State University
Associate Concertmaster, Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Violinist, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (1997-present)
Violinist, Pine Mountain Music Festival Orchestra
Conductor, Easter Central Indian Youth Orchestra (1995-1996)
Conductor, Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra (1999-2014)
Guest Conductor, Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble Coach, Upper Peninsula Chamber Festival
Adjudicator, Michigan State Solo and Ensemble (1998-2022)
Conductor, Wisconsin State Music Association Honors Orchestra (2022)
Fiddle player and vocalist, Knockabouts U. P. (Irish Band)
"Rosie", Forest Robert's Theatre production of Mamma Mia (2019)
Co-composer of incidental music for "Above the Timberline" by
Gregory Manchess (2021)
2022 Arts Educator of the Year Award, Office of Arts and Culture, Marquette, Michigan
American String Teachers Association
College Orchestra Director’s Association.
Photo Credit: Audrey Hantz
Teaching is learning about what each student needs and desires. I believe teachers should foster students' own inherent ability to explore themselves through music. Practicing music is practicing life. It only gets better.