Dr. Lee G. Barrow, professor of music, has been teaching music theory, composition, conducting, music theater and music technology at UNG since 2001. A native of Atlanta, Barrow received a master's degree in composition from Florida State University and a doctorate in conducting from the University of Miami. His experience includes over 35 years as a college teacher, conductor, administrator, and musical theater director. He has conducted collegiate, church, community and professional choral and orchestral ensembles of all types and has directed or conducted over 100 performances of more than 30 different musical theater presentations.
Barrow’s publications include fifteen books and monographs, a dozen professional articles, a madrigal dinner script, and compositions published by Lorenz, Beckenhorst Press, Colla Voce Music, MorningStar, Plymouth Music and others. He has achieved an international reputation as an expert on Italian composer Ottorino Respighi and also in the identification and correction of errors in editions of major choral works; his research in the latter area has led to numerous articles as well as a new performing edition of Camille Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio. His annotated bibliography on Respighi is one of the best-selling books about this noted composer, and his original composition Festive Bell Flourish has ranked among the top-selling handbell works at Lorenz.