Mr. Larry Barton
Adjunct Instructor of Music Education, Instrumental Music Education
Location: Room 364, Fine Arts Building
Larry Barton is an adjunct professor in the music education area. He currently teaches the brass and woodwind method classes to music education majors and supervises secondary student teachers in instrumental music.
Mr. Barton taught band in public schools for 29 years. He began his career teaching both junior high and high school band in Rio Hondo and then went on to teach in Weatherford ISD and Grand Prairie ISD. Mr. Barton’s bands have consistently earned sweepstakes awards. His bands were chosen as region honor band on several occasions and placed in the top 10 in Texas on 2 occasions. Mr. Barton was awarded a lifetime membership in PTA, served as fine arts department chairman for many years and was named Teacher of the Year while at Reagan Middle School in Grand Prairie. Also while in Grand Prairie he served many years as a mentor teacher to other music teachers in the district. He has been a member of both Texas Bandmasters Association and Texas Music Educators Association during his career and has served as the middle school region chairman and as the region representative to Texas Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Barton has both a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas. He frequently serves as a clinician and adjudicator across the state of Texas.