“Dear Bag, I love and miss you so much. I will try to lift a thousand times more in honor of you.
“I am a long time ago friend that was very close to Barbara in highschool. she will remain in my heart always. we shared many secrets about our family's when we so needed to during rough times in our lives. I will always remember you!
Sheilah Bidnick Katz
“I was incredibly blessed to have Barbara as my vocal teacher at the U of M. The things she taught me will never be forgotten. Every time I sing, I am grateful for her. My thoughts are with Barbara's family. Thank you for sharing her with us.
“Barbara, you were probably the most pivotal voice teacher I ever had. But more importantly, you were such a warm, funny and caring person. My deepest sympathy to your family. You will always be cherished.
“I cried when I heard of Barb's passing. It was a privilege to study voice with Barb over the years. She was THE teacher that gave me the confidence I needed as a singer through her solid technique. She was so giving and I learned so much. It has been an honor to pass her legacy on to students in my studio over the years. Barb is a gem and I will miss her.
“I talked with Barbara several times at functions; her personae was absolutely delightful, and there were many laughs to remember. Her expertise will be sorely missed. Madalyn Staupe Traun
“Although I only met you once, I will always remember how you opened up a whole world for my son. He had such respect for you and your teaching methods. May you rest in peace.
I am glad I had a chance to know you. You will be in my thoughts. May you rest in peace.
“I am sorry for your loss. She was a bright light on stage. That light was carried through to all of her students.
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Age 75 ~ Of St. Paul Passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Originally from St. Louis, MO, Barbara earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in vocal music from the Univ. of Illinois Urbana. She studied on a Fulbright scholarship at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. As an opera singer, Barbara played...Read More