Barbara Cockerham, MM

Barbara Cockerham, MM

Assistant Professor of Music


About Barbara G. Cockerham

Cockerham teaches Applied Voice, Piano Lab, Music Appreciation and Music Technology courses. She opened the first private group piano studio in the Cenla area many years ago where she taught group and private piano lessons, private voice lessons, Suzuki piano lessons, and the Kindermusik curriculum. Cockerham has published articles on group piano teaching and the use of technology in music. She has also given presentations at Louisiana Music Teachers Association state conventions and at Glorieta Baptist Conference Center in New Mexico. She is a state and nationally certified teacher of piano and served as the technology chair for Louisiana Music Teachers for a decade. She has served as an adjudicator in many areas of the state. She currently serves as the Vice President of Publicity for the Louisiana Music Teachers Association. Barbara Cockerham is a native of Metairie, Louisiana, and is married to Ronnie Cockerham. They have two adult children, Ashley and Aimée.


  • Winner of the Alsup Cup Vocal competition.
  • Pierre Blanchard Valmont Award for Outstanding Vocal Achievement
  • State winner for Female Vocalist for the National Federation of Music Clubs.
  • Winner of the Young Artist Award in Voice and performed with the MonroeSymphony Orchestra.
  • Performed several scenes with the Boris Goldovsky Opera Institute.
  • Performed locally in faculty recitals, keyboard extravaganzas, and churchrelated events.


  • MM, Northwestern State University
  • BM, Louisiana Christian University, summa cum laude


  • Applied Voice
  • Piano Lab I, II
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Technology

“I believe that the fundamental essence of life is a God-given, dynamic learning process led by the Holy Spirit that helps us to prepare ourselves and others for the final kingdom of Christ, which will be inaugurated at the end of the days. As a humble servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, my mission is to teach based on the unchanging foundation of the preeminence of Jesus within a continually developing knowledge base in regards to the study of the musical arts”