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Nick Barnaby

Adjunct Instructor of Double Bass

Music - Instrumental


Double bassist and music educator Mr. Nick Barnaby has participated in a wide variety of performance opportunities including the Miami Music Festival (FL), Norman Philharmonic (OK), Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra and Chorale (TX), a Naxos recording of the music of William Grant Smith with the Fort Smith Symphony (AR), and several world premieres including a double bass ensemble with Gary Karr and additional internationally-renowned double bassists at the 2021 International Society of Bassists (ISB) virtual convention.

As a music educator, Mr. Barnaby is the Adjunct Professor of Double Bass at OCU. Previously he taught double bass at Capital University (OH), as well as beginning to high school orchestra in public schools in OH and TX. Additionally, he developed Bowing Drills, a free-use method focused on improving technique, tone, and precision for stringed instruments. His presentations include: the ISB; Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, Music Educators Associations; the College Music Society; and, upcoming this summer the American String Teachers Association.

Mr. Barnaby holds a Performer’s Certificate from the University of Texas at Arlington, MM from Texas Christian University, and BMs in both performance and music education from OCU. Currently, Mr. Barnaby is in the final stages of completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in double bass performance at the University of Oklahoma where he also teaches string and general music education courses. 

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