About dB

Bio: Donald E. Barber

Sound Design and Consulting

Phone 416-924-1269
Email don.barber@sympatico.ca


1970-1973: Queen's University, Kingston, ON BA. Theatre/English

Professional Experience

  • 2005-2006:
    • Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts – Faculty – Theatre Sound
    • Contributing writer for Professional Sound and Canadian Musician Magazines
  • 2003-2006: Sound Design and Consulting
    • Audio Design & Install: Nantyr Shores HS, Innisfil. Banting Mamorial HS, Alliston. Kingsway College, Toronto. Pickering College, Newmarket. The York School, Toronto.
    • Trafalgar-Castle School, Whitby. Streetsville SS, Mississauga. The Sterling Hall School, Toronto. Toronto District Christian School, Vaughn.
    • Consulting: St. Michael’s CSS, Niagara Falls. Peterborough Collegiate, Peterborough. St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg. St. Andrew’s College, Aurora. Charles W. Stockey Centre, Parry Sound.
  • 2001-2002: Project Manager
    • Audio Design & Install: Ursuline College, Chatham. Christ The King, Halton.
    • The York School, Toronto. Albert Campbell Collegiate. Scarborough
  • 1998-2001: General Manager Jason Sound
    • Concert Touring Audio Production: Bare Naked Ladies. Lilith Fair. Joni Mitchell.
    • Montreaux Jazz Tour. Dido. Pan Am Games. Bryan Adams. k.d. lang. Spirit of the Dance.
    • Juno Awards 2001
    • Project Manager: The Needfire. The Drowsey Chaperone. Romancin’ the One I Love.
    • The Drawer Boy. Seussical Workshop. Mohicans Workshop. The Lion King RF system
  • 1993-1998: Westsun International, Director, Theatrical Audio
    • Project Manager: Fosse. Barrymore. Ragtime. Showboat. Candide. Kiss of the Spiderwoman.
  • 1993-1998: Westsun International, Director, Theatrical Audio
    • Design/Sales: York University, Burton Auditorium. Trent University, Wenjac Theatre.
    • North York, Recital Hall Sound. Huron Country Playhouse. Shaw Festival Court House Theatre.
  • 1987-1993: Westsun Winnipeg. Sales Manager, Audio/Video
    • Project Manager: Sunset Boulevard. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
    • The Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom of the Opera Tour.
    • Design/Sales: Playhouse Theatre Sound. Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall.
    • Manitoba Theatre Centre. St. John’s Ravenscourt School. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. Club Tuxpan, Veradaro Cuba
    • Club Carnival, Port au Prince Trinidad.
  • 1988-1989: University of Manitoba, Continuing Education
    • Instructor: Live Sound Reinforcement Theory and Application.
  • 1984-1986: Trebas Institute, Toronto.
    • Instructor: Live Sound Reinforcement Theory and Application.
  • 1976-1986: Recording Engineer
    • Tallis Choir: A TUDOR PAGEANT, Music of the English Renaissance.
    • St. Simon-the Apostle: MAGNIFICAT, English Church Music from Five Centuries.
  • 1974-1986: Westbury Sound and Lighting, Toronto Ont. Partner/Manager
    • Sound System Engineer: Bruce Cockburn. Murray McLauchlin. Sharon, Lois and Bram.
    • Mariposa Folk Festival. Papal Mass, Downsview. Dream in High Park.

Personal Interests

Don Barber

Don Barber Sound: Jason Sound Tech Award

Calvin & Hobbes: My Life Needs a Rewind Button

A Sound Man is coming!

Robotics Inc: I run on alternating current

Don Barber's Dog