Alain Barker joined Aquava New Music Studio as artistic co-director in the year 2000, as we prepared for our tour of Israel. He has an entrepreneurial career that includes arts organization development, arts policy research, communications and marketing, teaching and performance and joined the Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development of Indiana University’s famous Jacobs School of Music as its founding director in July, 2014.

From 2004-2014, Alain directed Jacobs School of Music marketing and publicity operations. He was executive director of the Bloomington Early Music Festival from 1994-2004. He has also worked as a consultant to the Garth Newel Music Center in Virginia; agent, organizer and publicist for local not-for-profits, concert series and artists; manager of three international tours.

Alain was co-principal flute in the Orchestra of the Asturian Principality, in Oviedo, Spain, and principal flute in the Marion Philharmonic. He has performed in numerous recitals and music festivals around the U.S. and toured across the U.S., as well as to Mexico, Colombia, and Israel. He taught for four years as a visiting lecturer in flute during the Jacobs School’s summer semester.

Alain has served on a number of local board and commissions, including the City of Bloomington Arts Commission, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Board of Directors, WFIU (Public Radio) Community Advisory Board, and the IU Arts & Humanities Council.

He holds a BM from the University of Cape Town, and an MM and DM from the IU Jacobs School of Music.

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