University of Dubuque music professor and University Organist, Dr. Charles Barland, is currently engaged in a year of performances that span from California to the United Kingdom. A member of the University of Dubuque's faculty since 2002, Dr. Barland was recently invited to perform solo organ recitals in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Iowa, and California.
Charles Barland serves as associate professor of music and head of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the University of Dubuque. In 2006 he received the Faculty of the Year Award from the University of Dubuque. His most recent honor was being named the winner of the John Knox Coit Prize for excellence in teaching and advising, the highest award given to faculty by the University of Dubuque.
In addition to his duties at the University of Dubuque, he is an active member of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Board, serving on the artistic advisory committee and the education committee and is Dean of the Dubuque Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He serves as an organist at several churches including St. Luke's United Methodist Church (Dubuque), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Dubuque), and Queen of the Rosary Chapel (Sinsinawa, Wisconsin). He has also been a volunteer in the Big Brothers program in Dubuque.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, Dr. Barland's performance schedule includes:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland (U.K.)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, March 6, 2013: First Congregational Church, Dubuque, IA
Sunday, March 17, 2013: Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, Scotland (U.K.)
Friday, April 12, 2013: Cathedral of St. Raphael, Dubuque, IA
Wednesday, July 3, 2013: First United Methodist Church, Appleton, WI
Tuesday, July 9, 2013: King's Chapel, Boston, MA
Wednesday, July 17, 2013: Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, WI
A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Charles Barland earned the bachelor of arts degree at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, the master of arts degree at the University of Iowa, and the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Kansas.