Mr. Nick Barron is currently a teacher at Campbell County Middle School where he serves as the Assistant Director of Bands and Visual and Performing Arts teacher. At the middle school, Mr. Barron teaches a variety of classes such as History of American Music, Music Appreciation, as well as co-teaching the 6th grade band with Mr Dietsch. Mr. Barron is a native of Northern Kentucky and has been affiliated with the Band of Pride since Student Teaching in the fall of 2017, starting out as a low brass technician and working his way up to being an Assistant Director.
Mr. Barron attended Morehead State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education. While at Morehead, Mr. Barron privately studied Tuba and Voice and performed in a wide variety of ensembles such as the Concert Band, Marching Band, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers. While singing tenor in the concert choir, Mr. Barron was fortunate enough to compete in an international singing competition in Ireland during the summer of 2014. The choir went on a 9-day tour that included performances, sight-seeing, and competing. The 45 voice choir ended up taking away the 1st place prize in the category of Sacred music. During his junior year, Mr. Barron received a similar opportunity with the Morehead State University Chamber Singers. During the summer of 2016, the 20 member choir went on a concert tour of Italy, performing in places such as Pompeii, the Vatican, Rome, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, and other venues. The ensemble also competed in the Musica Eterna Roma competition, earning gold diplomas in two different categories.
During the last year of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Barron served not only as Chapter President for Phi Mu Alpha, a nationwide music fraternity, but also as the Contemporary Music Festival Coordinator. The Contemporary Music Festival is a biennial event hosted by the Theta Pi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Morehead State University School of the Creative Arts. The purpose of this festival is to expose music students and the surrounding community to contemporary music, and allow them the chance to interact with a world renowned composer. During the 2017 Contemporary Music Festival, the university hosted composer John Mackey. During this 3 day event, 9 pieces of Mr. Mackey’s music were performed by different chamber groups, music professors, and both the Concert Band and the Symphony Band. For this event, Mr. Barron planned out all of the logistics, including scheduling rehearsals/masterclasses, ensemble rehearsals, funding, and communication with the composer in residence and faculty.
While at Campbell County Middle School, Mr. Barron has been able to create curriculum for new classes, assist in directing the musical, and most importantly, help students develop a deeper appreciation for music. His professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the American Choral Directors Association, and the International Tuba Euphonium Association. Mr. Barron currently lives in Covington with his wiener dog, Oscar, and 4 cats.