Early Music Department

Barbara Kallaur

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music (Traverso)

Kallaur, Barbara


Contact Information:


Merrill Hall, MU349


Early Music

  • M.A., Master of Arts, American University, 1992
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia, 1979
  • M.S., Master of Science, Butler University, 2011

Barbara Kallaur is a founding member of Ensemble Voltaire and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra (Indy Baroque Music Inc.) and as such has served as principal flute as well as personnel manager. Since its beginnings with IU alumnus Thomas Gerber, the organization has gained a reputation for artistic excellence as well as increasing its budget to over six figures. In addition, Kallaur has played with Apollo's Fire and frequently appears with Louisville's Bourbon Baroque and the Louisville Choral Society.

Kallaur has performed recitals throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in Russia, the Netherlands, and Great Britain and has taught master classes for the Moscow Conservatory of Music, the National Flute Association, the University of Victoria, the National Concert Band Association, and many others. She has participated in recordings for CBC and on the Dorian, Concordia, and Catalpa Classics and Sono Luminus labels, and makes frequent appearances on National Public Radio. Her performances also appear on the CD companion to Indiana University Press "Anthology of Music by Women Composers".

Kallaur is a recipient of a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, funded through the Lilly Endowment. She has received numerous British Columbia Cultural Fund awards, was a Massey Scholar at American University, and received a "Women in the Arts" award from the Indianapolis Association of Women Executives. She studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague as a pupil of Barthold Kuijken, and later at Indiana University.

Most recently she earned a graduate degree in counseling, and is particularly interested in treating musicians with problems with perfectionism and performance anxiety.