About Barbara Hudson

Dr. Barbara Hudson is a Singer, Voice Teacher, Choral Director, and an Alexander Technique Teacher. She has performance experience in opera, musical theatre, art song, contemporary and traditional sacred song, and oratorio literature as a faculty recitalist and guest artist in many venues. She has presented recitals in North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Alabama.

Barbara has been teaching voice and music curriculum courses at the college level since 1989. She was an intern with the National Association of Teachers of Singing Summer Intern Program in 2001 under the tutelage of Dr. Roy Delp.

As a choral director, Barbara has directed community and church choirs in Maryland, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. Most recently, in addition to starting and directing a community choir at Snead State Community College in Alabama, she also directed the College Street Singers and the Concert Choir at Snead for seven of her eleven years there as the Vocal and Choral Instructor.

Barbara has served as the musical director for musical theatre productions at both Bluefield College in Virginia and Snead State Community College in Alabama. She also started opera/lyric theatre ensembles at Philander Smith College in Arkansas and at Bluefield College in Virginia.

A certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, Barbara has presented on AT for the Music Department at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, for the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Virginia, for the Virginia Music Teachers Association, the Alabama Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education, for the Music and Theatre Departments at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and for the Music Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was also chosen to present a poster paper on AT for the American Choral Directors Association Southern Regional Conference in 2020.

Barbara has presented workshops and presentations on the Alexander Technique for health and fitness clubs, college and university music and theatre departments, and has taught the technique privately and in groups to singers, instrumentalists, actors, dancers, mind/body practitioners, and persons from many diverse backgrounds. Her two-part article, The Effects of the Alexander Technique on the Respiratory System of the Singer/Actor, appeared in the fall issues of the NATS Journal of Singing in 2002.

Barbara holds the Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music from James Madison University in Virginia, the Master of Music in Church Music with a Vocal Pedagogy Concentration from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, and the Doctor of Arts in Music and Vocal Pedagogy from The University of Mississippi.

Barbara lives in Daphne, Alabama, with her husband Terry. She is a practicing Christian whose favorite “life verses” are found in I Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything, give thanks”. She enjoys performing, working with choirs in many different genres, helping singers find new vocal and physical freedom in their singing, and sharing the Alexander Technique with as many people as she can. She is a lifelong sewing enthusiast, a waterfall freak, and loves to hike in the mountains whenever possible!

Get In Touch

If you would like to schedule Voice Lessons, Vocal Coaching, or Lessons in The Alexander Technique with Dr. Hudson, please contact her by calling or texting 256-251-7821, or filling out the form below.

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