Barry Hufker | Webster University

Barry Hufker

Barry HufkerPosition

Professor Emeritus, Audio Production


Audio Aesthetics and Technology

 Home Campus

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

Professional Experience

Barry Hufker served as production manager for KWMU-FM. Spending more than 27 years in radio, Hufker was responsible for several important Barry Hufker on remotetechnical "firsts." These innovations included 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 was the associate producer of the national broadcasts of the Saint Louis Symphony. He 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 recorded classical, jazz and ethnic music for compact disc, DVD and broadcast. Some of his credits included 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.

Teaching Philosophy

I tried 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. Barry Huker established this scholarship to honor his mother and lessons she taught him about the importance of education and equal opportunities for women.


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