A musician in both the SCA and mundane life, Barbara developed a passion for early music quite young, participating in family recorder evenings. She developed this interest further in college, participating in her university’s Renaissance Ensemble, which also led her to her local SCA group. She has continued to play any period instrument she can get her hands on since then. Recently returning to school for a Masters degree in Music, she chose Early Music as her secondary, taking lessons from professionals, and devoting research time to music of the SCA time period. Most likely to be found at events with bass recorder in hand.