Affiliated Artist / Violin, Viola, Horn
Office: Clara Thompson Hall 253
Darrel Barnes, Adjunct Professor of Violin, Viola, and French horn has been a member of the Drury Faculty since 2001. His teachers include Esther Wyman, Henri Nosco, David Cerone, Ivan Galamian, William Preucil, Nathan Gordon and Joseph dePasquale (Violin and Viola) as well as Robert Fries and David Krehbiel (French Horn). Mr. Barnes was already a violist with the Detroit Symphony when he competed on French horn in the National Federation of Music Club's national competition, winning First Prize in the winds category. From there, he won an audition to become a member of the Viola section of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he also doubled on French horn. For several years, Mr. Barnes was Principal Violist of the St. Louis and later the Indianapolis Symphonies. He has held two full-time positions, first at Florida State University and then at Ithaca College where he taught Viola and chamber music. In addition he was Violist of the internationally renowned Lenox Quartet, in residence at Ithaca College. In addition Mr. Barnes was an adjunct professor at Washington University (St.Louis), DePauw (Terre Haute), and Butler (Indianapolis). He has also recorded on the Vox label the Beethoven Trio for Flute, Violin and Viola and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. More recently, he was a member of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra in Branson, MO.
Presently, in addition to his teaching duties at Drury University, Mr. Barnes performs with the faculty woodwind quintet and brass quartet, and is Principal Violist of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Symphony. He holds memberships in the College Music Society, National Music Teachers Association, American Viola Society, International Horn Society, and the American Federation of Musicians.
B.A., Wayne University