Susan B. Barre is the Immediate Past President of the Maine Music Educators Association. Her term in office was marked by a National Association for Music Education (NAfME) state membership award. Mrs. Barre spearheaded structural changes for the Maine Music Educators Association to include moving MMEA from a 501C6 to a 501C3 organization, hiring an accountant, and adding a position for a part-time paid executive director. The institution of these changes ensures that MMEA promotes transparency and maintains integrity at the highest level for the membership.

Now in her twenty-fifth year of teaching, Mrs. Barre has experience teaching instrumental and choral music and has owned a preschool music program, taught French Horn at Bowdoin College and is currently in her eleventh year as band director for grades 5-12 in Waterville, Maine. Mrs. Barre is Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department in Waterville and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Horn Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Science in Instructional Leadership from the University of Southern Maine.

Job Position

Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department


Waterville, ME

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