Deborah Barber is an Associate Professor of Music. She taught elementary and middle school music in the Auburn, Alabama public schools for ten years. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Auburn University. She is a composer of songs for children, and teaches workshops in creativity, music technology, guitar, and developing interdisciplinary lessons for elementary students. She is a co-author of Silver Burdette's Making Music with Technology series, published in 2005. She is the sponsor of the ATU chapter of National Association for Music Education, Arkansas state and South West regional chair for NAfME Collegiate, and on the board of Arkansas Music Educators Association. Dr. Barber and five Tech music education students with Eric Pearson from the Austin Classical Guitar Society and former Tech student Bruce Shaver presented a three-hour session at the NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville in November 2013.