Barbara Gordon, PhD

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

A champion of French composer, Maurice Delage, Dr. Gordon’s research on the composer involved Paris interviews with writers, composers, and conductors who had worked with Delage. Dr. Gordon has also recorded a CD of selected songs from his oeuvre. A fluent speaker of French, Dr. Gordon’s present research is on little-known composers of the French mélodie.


New York performances include:
Weill Recital Hall, Donnell Library, St. Stephen’s Church, Lincoln Center Library, La Maison française, Alliance française, St. Paul’s Chapel, New York University.

Fields of Interest

Past research on French composer, Maurice Delage, interviewing writers, composers, and conductors in Paris who had worked with Delage.
Recorded CD of selected songs from Delage’s oeuvre.
Recent research in piano pedagogy: creative approaches to better learning at the keyboard.
Present research on 20th and 21st century music from Paterson, NJ (NEH grant application in progress).

Courses Taught at Felician University

Felician University Choir

World Music

History of the Broadway Musical

Music Appreciation

History and Literature of Music

Basic Singing

Basic Piano I and II

Applied Voice

Vocal Diction/Performance Practice

Instrumental Performance Practice

French I and II


"Deconstructing Maurice Delage"
2007 International Arts and Humanities Conference, Hawaii.
"Maurice Delage"
Featured article, Journal of Singing, 2009
"Basic Piano: An Interactive Approach to Learning"
2010 International Multidisciplinary Conference on Pedagogy, Ottawa, Canada.
“The Mėlodie through Delage.”
2013 Felician College Faculty Development Day.
Office Location:
Little Theatre Annex, Rutherford Campus
Contact Phone:
(201) 933-0118
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MA and PhD - New York University
Rouen Conservatoire - Rouen, France
BFA - University of Connecticut

Positions Held

Felician College (2007-present)
Montclair State University: French faculty
Baruch College - CUNY: French faculty
Ramapo College of New Jersey: Music faculty
New York University: Voice faculty