Dylan Barber is a Boston based freelancer and educator. His recent performances include appearances with the Boston Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Lexington Symphony, and Orchestra of Indian Hill. He has also had the opportunity to travel the U.S., playing with ensembles including the Washington National Opera Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina, and New World Symphony in Miami.
Dylan moved to Boston to pursue his graduate studies at Boston University, where he studied with Tim Genis, Kyle Brightwell, and Sam Solomon. While in school, he was also able to attend the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, and was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where he had the opportunity premiere new works by prominent living composers, including Michael Gandolfi and George Benjamin, and perform alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Dylan’s educational background includes several years of experience as a drumline instructor at multiple high schools in Virginia and colleges, including George Mason University and Bentley University. He is also a regular instructor of the Tufts Youth Philharmonic and occasional teacher of children’s drumming classes.