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Dr. Cosmo Barbaro

Dr. Cosmo Barbaro (Edinboro, PA)

    Dr. Barbaro received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, Master of Music from Southern Illinois University and a PH. D from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a teacher in the public schools in New York State before becoming adjunct professor at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva NY. 


    He was the first percussion caption head from Drum Corps International (DCI) and remained as such until taking the reins as the Percussion Caption head for the Chicago (Rosemont) Cavaliers. From the Cavaliers, he returned to judging for DCI where he remained until 1997 before taking on the role as the first WGI percussion caption head and administrator.


     Dr. Barbaro has adjudicated throughput the world ands has done Fulbright studies in Pakistan, lectured on Western Music in Malaysia and Indonesia and also received a Fulbright grant to study in Africa.

    Dr. Barbaro is a world recognized adjudicator and clinician.