Barbara   Harrington
Lecturer, Flute
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: Buchanan Hall 206
Phone: 205-726-2851

Ms. Harrington has served on the faculties of Samford University, the University of Montevallo, Alabama School of Fine Arts, University of Evansville, and Innsbruck Music Festival in St. Louis.  She maintains a large, selective teaching studio in Birmingham, from which students consistently place into All-County, District, and State Bands, as well as All-State Orchestra, Alabama Youth Symphony, and Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra.  She has worked as flute sectional instructor and clinician at many secondary schools in the greater Birmingham area, and has presented chamber music concerts in many local elementary schools.

For 10 years before becoming a full-time educator, Ms. Harrington had a successful orchestral career, holding Principal Flute positions with the Orlando Philharmonic, Evansville (IN) Philharmonic, and Owensboro (KY) Symphony, and section positions with the Saint Louis, Alabama, and Brevard (FL) Symphonies.  She has worked as a guest musician with many other orchestras, including the Indianapolis Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra.   While a member of the Saint Louis Symphony, Ms. Harrington appeared at Carnegie Hall on tour, and was heard on several radio broadcasts.  On scholarship, she has participated in the Aspen, Domaine Forget (Quebec, CA), and Grand Teton music festivals.

A native of New York State, Ms. Harrington enjoys teaching music to all ages, from preschool to college.  Since 2009, she has held the position of Music and Movement teacher at Saint Luke’s Day School, in Mountain Brook, AL.  From 2007-9, she was the Music Specialist for Oak Mountain Intermediate School.  Mrs. Harrington lives in Inverness with her husband and two children.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.M. Flute Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, 1994
  • M.M. Flute Performance, Florida State University, 1998
  • M.A. Music Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007