Barbara Allen

Barbara is the Personnel Manager for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, as well as a violinist with the symphony.  She began playing  violin with WFSO in 1988. Barbara is also a violinist and core musician with the Dallas Opera Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and received her Master of Music Degree from Southern Methodist University. Barbara has been a faculty member and violinist with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  She was also a member of the Innsbruck Symphony and Opera Orchestra in Innsbruck, Austria as well as performing frequently with the Muenchner Chamber Orchestra in Munich, Germany. She has played many professional  studio recording sessions in Dallas, and numerous performances and tours with many professional entertainers including filming a TNN television special with Floyd Cramer in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Barbara is listed in the Marquis “Who’s Who in Entertainment” as well as numerous other “Who’s Who” publications. She also performs frequently as a professional  free-lance violinist and violist in the Dallas-Ft Worth  Metroplex.  “The Classic Strings” Ensembles was founded by Barbara in which she hires musical ensembles,  from solo violinist to symphony orchestra,  to play for many types of functions such as weddings, parties, and corporate events. Barbara also has a Private Music Studio in Irving, Texas, where she teaches violin and viola lessons to students of all ages from the beginning level  to advanced.