Adrian Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Adrian Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Adrian Barnes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Adrian Barnes, Ph.D.

Contact Info
856-256-4500 x53592
Wilson Hall 224

Biography

Adrian D. Barnes (B.A. Bethune-Cookman University; M.MEd. Florida State University; Ph.D. Texas Tech University) is an Assistant Professor, and coordinator of Music Education at Rowan University. He began his teaching career in a Title I school in Bradenton, Florida (grades 6-8) as a band and orchestra director. While in Florida, he served as an assistant director of marching band at Southeast High School working specifically with drum-line, and front ensemble. Dr. Barnes has worked closely with students from historically marginalized communities, as well as students with special needs. Upon attending Texas Tech University, Dr. Barnes served as a research assistant on the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood grant given to Texas Tech University by the U.S. Department of Education. While working on this grant, Dr. Barnes served in the historic Dunbar community of Lubbock, Texas where he worked closely with Black and Latino school-aged children offering afterschool music enrichment experiences. Dr. Barnes’ research interests include using hip-hop in the music classroom, music and informal learning, aesthetics in music education, and the recruitment of historically marginalized populations by collegiate music ensemble directors. Dr. Barnes is a past member of the Florida Orchestra Association (FOA), the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), and a current member of the National Association for Music educations (NAfME).