WSU Music Alumni
B.M., Music Education, 1986
M.A., Music, 1988
In 1986, Barbara Siler received her Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Wright State University, where she double majored in piano and clarinet and graduated magna cum laude. She continued her education at Wright State and graduated with a Master of Music degree in 1988, with an emphasis on clarinet and music education.
Barbara is currently assistant director of bands at Bellbrook High School, and also directs bands at Bellbrook Middle School; both are secondary schools within the Sugarcreek local schools system. She is the director of the high school symphony band, assists with the wind ensemble and marching band, the director of the clarinet choir, and the director of the pit orchestra for musicals. Barbara also teaches beginning band, honors wind ensemble and two symphony bands at the middle school. She has been a music teacher in the Sugarcreek local schools since 1988 and has taught elementary music, middle school choir, and high school choir. She has a small private studio at home, giving both clarinet and piano lessons.Barbara is currently a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and the Music Educators’ National Conference. She is happily married to her husband, Michael, who has written original compositions and arranged music for Bellbrook’s marching band for many years. They live in Centerville with two amazing Shetland sheepdog children, Maestro and Coda.