Barbara B. Heyman is a musicologist who has written extensively about Samuel Barber. An accomplished pianist and violinist, she was educated at Barnard College, holds an MSSW degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Music History from the City University of New York. She has written numerous articles for scholarly journals and encyclopedias, as well as "Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works" (OUP, 2012), the first thematic catalogue of an American composer. The second edition of her definitive biography, "Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music," was published in February 2020.
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