Professor Emeritus, Audio Production
Audio Aesthetics and Technology
St. Louis (Webster Groves)
Courses Formerly Taught
AUDI 2000 Audio Production; AUDI 3000 Multitrack Recording; AUDI 4800 Audio Engineering
MA, Webster University; BA, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Barry Hufker has served as production manager for KWMU-FM. Spending more than 27 years in radio, Hufker was responsible for several important technical "firsts." These innovations include the introduction of compact discs and digital recording to St. Louis, as well as the premiere of Ambisonic surround sound broadcasts to the nation.
Hufker's experience in radio production, "live" and "live-on-tape" broadcasts is broad. He has been the associate producer of the national broadcasts of the Saint Louis Symphony. He has recorded Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for more than 27 years. Hufker also produced many of these recordings for National Public Radio. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
Hufker regularly records classical, jazz and ethnic music for compact disc, DVD and broadcast. Some of his credits include The Frank Vignola Rhythm Machine, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Eubie Blake, Bobby McFerrin, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Brubeck, Tommy Emmanuel, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Chanticleer, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Jorge Morel, Quink Vocal Ensemble, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo, Johnny Johnson Quartet, the Tonga Community of Hawaii and the Swingle Singers.
I try to teach information, context, skills, the connection of ideas, the interdependence of disciplines and professionalism. My best result would be a person who thinks critically and who is eager to be a life-long learner.
Helen Cleary Hufker Memorial Scholarship
The Helen Cleary Hufker Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship dedicated to the support of women studying audio production.
Webster Kirkwood Times
Vinyl is Back in a Big Way
- Apply Now
- About the School of Communications
- Mission and Vision
- Student Success
- Meet the Faculty
- Facilities and Equipment
- Dean's Office
- Executive Council
- Advisory Board
- Job Opportunities
- Contact Information
- Faculty Resources
- News, Events and Affliates
- Student Media
- Student Resources