Bard Faculty

Thurman Barker

Professor of Music

Primary Academic Program: Music

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Africana Studies, American Studies


B.A., Empire State College; additional study at Roosevelt University and the American Conservatory of Music. Taught at Creative Music School, Cornish Institute, and American Conservatory of Music and lectured and gave demonstrations in New York City public schools. Grants: "Meet the Composer," New York State Council on the Arts; performance grants, National Endowment for the Arts. Profiled in Modern Drummer and Down Beat. Recordings with, among others, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, and Sam Rivers. At Bard since 1993.


Phone: 845-758-7572
Location: Avery Center for the Arts
Office: N207