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Carrie Barnette

Carrie Barnette
- Part-time Instructor


A 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in music with vocal emphasis, Carrie L. Barnette completed her Masters of Arts in Community Arts Management and Certification in Non-Profit Management at the University of Illinois-Springfield in 1999. An extensive career in non-profit including stints as the Executive Director of the Capitol Arts Alliance, Director of Development for WKU Libraries and Special Projects, and Special Project Coordinator for the Housing Authority of Bowling Green, Carrie currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Carrie spearheads the strategic and operational management of this nearly 50 year old national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creative music and movement education approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.

In addition to her work at the AOSA, Carrie teaches a performing arts management course and a grant writing course for WKU and does free-lance grant writing for select organizations.  She serves as a guest speaker and grant reviewer for WKU’s ALIVE Center. Carrie is a graduate of the 2003 class of Leadership Bowling Green.  She has served as a board member for the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra and the Shaker Museum at South Union as well as worked on committees at both the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Southern Kentucky. 

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