Barbara Froman received early musical training at the Juilliard School’s preparatory division before studying voice privately with Delia Rigal and earning degrees in Music Composition at Ithaca College and Northwestern University, where she studied with E. Leslie Bennett and Sherry Zannoth (Voice), George King Driscoll (Piano), Dorothy Lane (Harpsichord), and Karel Husa, M. Willliam Karlins, and Stephen L. Syverud (Composition and Electronic Music). She worked in Advertising and Public Relations, placed in numerous Screenwriting competitions, and had both essays and poetry published before becoming the Director of Mundelein College’s Creative Writing Program. After leaving Mundelein, she taught Literature and Creative Writing at National-Louis University, and acted as a consultant to National’s graduate program in Written Communication. In 2011, her novel, Shadows and Ghosts received the Serving House Books/Fairleigh Dickinson University First Book Award in Prose, and was subsequently published by Serving House Books. She continues to be active musically.
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