Barbara Clark, a native of Jackson, Michigan, attended Western Michigan University and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Viola Performance. Previous orchestras performed with include the Ann Arbor Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, Opera Southwest, New Mexico Symphony, and New Mexico Philharmonic.
When not performing with The Santa Fe Symphony, Barbara does bookkeeping. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, needlework, and pottery, as well as showing Arabian horses in Western and English disciplines. She lives in Bosque Farms with her husband Aaron and a menagerie that includes dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and fish.