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Tamburro, Barbara Boscaino


Dr. Barbara Boscaino Tamburro spent three decades teaching strings, conducting orchestras, and coaching chamber ensembles in Livingston New Jersey where she fostered a string program that grew from 40 to over 500 students.  Her 140-piece high school string orchestra performed for 4 NJ Governors at the State Capitol Building and the inaugural concert at the newly built Convention Hall in Atlantic City. Dr. Tamburro has been recognized as a master teacher and twice received the “Woman’s Achievement in Education Award” from Douglass College.  She is a conductor emeritus of the New Jersey All State Intermediate String Orchestra.

Barbara was named “Woman of the Year” by three New Jersey organizations who celebrated her contributions to string education. She was awarded a full post doctoral fellowship to attend The Oxbridge Teaching Seminar at the University of Cambridge, England.  In 2008, Barbara received a Summer Writing Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (Washington, DC) to write “Great Music For String Orchestra.”
As a clinician, Dr. Tamburro has lectured at regional and national music workshops and has led training sessions in string pedagogy for school districts, colleges, student teachers, and music administrators.  Dr. Tamburro is the co-founder of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Annual NJ String Symposium and the Assisi Music Festival in Italy. 

For many years, Barbara was a member of the New Jersey Pops Orchestra and was the concert-mistress of the NJ Contemporary Orchestra under the direction of jazz pianist/composer/arranger, Duke Anderson.  Her summers were spent on tour in Europe with the Santa Monica Philharmonic, American Festival Orchestra, Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, and Festival Orchestras based in Urbino, Tortona, and Siena, Italy.  She toured Italy for two months with legendary opera tenor, Giuseppe Campora. Barbara recorded with various artists at Mini Sound Records, Fox Studio, and Rudy Vangelder Recording Studio. Barbara received a Doctor of Arts and Letters from Drew University in 2002.