Gail Archer

Professor of Professional Practice (Barnard College)
Gail Archer, concert organist, director of the Barnard/Columbia Chorus
Adviser for Barnard students majoring in Music
Director of the Barnard/Columbia Chorus & Chamber Choir
Concert Organist
Office Address: 
319 Milbank (Barnard)
Office Hours: 
M 12:30-2:30, Tues 11-12
(212) 854-5096

Gail Archer joined the Barnard faculty in 1988.  She is director of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir and teaches Introduction to Music, a year-long survey of Western Classical Music from Gregorian Chant to living composers.

She is also an international concert organist and recording artist; her most recent CD, "Bach the Transcendent Genius" celebrating the 325th anniversary of the composer's birth, was released in January, 2010 on Meyer-Media LLC.

Professor Archer serves as college organist at Vassar College.


  • BA, Montclair State College
  • MA, Hartt College of Music

Ginastera's 'Psalm 150': Gail Archer conducts Barnard-Columbia Chorus & Chamber Strings