While growing up in and around Moscow, Idaho, the programs of Northwest Public Broadcasting accompanied many of Cameron Barton’s formative years, whether on a ride with his dad to work on farm implements in a field somewhere in the Palouse, or as the family went out for a day in town. Ultimately, NWPB’s location in Pullman, Washington, was a factor of significant influence when he made the decision to attend Washington State University where he is now pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.
Cameron’s first exposure to the piano came in the form of a generous donation of an upright to his family, providing the catalyst for an endeavor into the world of classical music. Listening to recordings of Van Cliburn ignited Cameron’s passion for Rachmaninov. Cameron has performed and competed throughout Washington and Idaho as a solo and collaborative pianist as well as a percussionist, providing him with numerous travel opportunities that bolstered his love for the Northwest.
Cameron began working as a music librarian for Northwest Public Broadcasting in the fall of 2019, a fulfilling role of involvement in the education and enrichment that classical music provides. Cameron enjoys learning about audio and video production, and he listens to podcasts and reads about topics in history, philosophy, social policy, film, and new music. Otherwise, he enjoys maintaining a variety of activities outdoors including his favorite wintertime sport of snow skiing.
Music from Home presents Gardens and Friendships at Lakewold Gardens
A late afternoon intimate concert featuring the fabulous Powers-de la… Continue Reading Music from Home presents Gardens and Friendships at Lakewold Gardens
Women’s History Music Moment: Bach’s Daughters
You’ve heard so much about the sons of Johann Sebastian Bach, but there were daughters, too.
Bach was 23, and his wife Maria Barbara was 24, when the first of their children was born. They named her Catherina Dorothea. CD grew into a singer, and helped out in her father’s music work. Fifteen years passed, her mother died, her father remarried, and finally, CD Bach acquired a sister: Cristina Sophia Henrietta, daughter of Johann Sebastian and Anna Magdalena Bach. CSH died at the age of three, just as another sister, Elizabeth Juliana Frederica, was born. EJF Bach would grow up to marry one of her father’s students. Continue Reading Women’s History Music Moment: Bach’s Daughters