Barry Hufker

Barry HufkerPosition

Professor; Audio Production, Department Chair

Department

Audio Aesthetics and Technology

 Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

AUDI 2000 Audio Production; AUDI 3000 Multitrack Recording; AUDI 4800 Audio Engineering

Education

MA, Webster University; BA, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Professional Experience

Barry Hufker has 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 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.

Teaching Philosophy

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.

Media

KTRS

stltoday.com
Webster U Students Recreate Beatles' "Let It Be Concert"

Riverfront Times
Elvis' Producer Spent Time at Webster University's Recording Studio, and So Can Local Musicians

Webster Kirkwood Times
Vinyl is Back in a Big Way

Webster Today
In the News: Webster Audio Aesthetics and Technology and the RFT
February 2010 Campus Kudos

Contact Information

Office phone 314-246-7654
E-mail or hufkerbe@webster.edu

Web Sites

Audio Aesthetics and Technology
Audio Engineering Society

 

2014 Program Brochure (PDF)