Barry A. Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee, was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in Music Theory. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams.
AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the finest academic institutions in the world. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and College Readiness at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Kolman."
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.
At W&L, Kolman conducts the 65-piece University Wind Ensemble and the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra (USSO), along with teaching music theory, applied clarinet and saxophone, and conducting.