Doctor of Education - Walden University; 2018
Masters in Jazz Pedagogy - West Virginia University; 2012
Bachelors in Music Education - Marshall University; 2003
Professor Barr joined the Glenville State College faculty in 2012 from Myrtle Beach, SC where he was a band director for Horry County Schools and the house saxophonist for the Myrtle Beach House of Blues. He currently teaches courses in Applied Woodwinds, Music Theory, and directs the Glenville State College Woodwind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo.
- Founding member and President-Marshall University Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators
- West Virginia Music Educators Association
- Jazz Education Network
Notable Performances and Presentations:
- Performances with Jerry Coker, Terry Gibbs, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dennis DiBlasio, Conrad Herwig, Joe Lovano, and Dave Bargeron
- Performed in opening acts for Kool and the Gang, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Gap Band, Chairman of the Board, Montell Jordan, and Salt N Pepa.
- Performed as a featured soloist as a part of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble Concerts in Glenville, WV.
- Performed as a part of the 2012 Democratic National Convention opening ceremonies in Charlotte, NC.
- Directed the Glenville State College Jazz Combo in performance at the 2014 and 2015 Marshall University Jazz Festivals.
- Presented a lecture and performance on the history of jazz for the Gilmer County Historical Society, July 2014 and August 2015.
- Performed in concert with the Davisson Brothers Band at the opening concert for the Glenville State College Waco Center, August 2014.
- The Andrew Thielen Big Band – released in 2003
- Funk Feelharmonic Live at the Rhythm House – released in 2003
- N’Tranze Live – released in 2004
- N’Tranze III – released in 2011