Barbara Reul

Music - Luther

Office: LC 204
Phone: 306-585-5019

Research interests
Early music, especially early 18th-century German court music; J. F. Fasch and his contemporaries; archival research; women and music; organ music.

Dr. Barbara Reul's main area of interest is early music, in particular the Baroque period. She has published extensively on the life, compositions and work environment of the German Kapellmeister J.F. Fasch (1688-1758), a contemporary of Bach and Handel. In 2005, Dr. Reul received the “Fasch Prize” from the City of Zerbst; she served as the president of the International Fasch Society ( from 2008 to 2011, and as its vice-president from 2015 to 2019. Dr. Reul was also the secretary-treasurer of the Pacific-Northwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society for many years and, as a church musician by training, has served on the editorial board of Organ Canada.

Dr. Reul teaches a variety of music courses at Luther College. She has received an “Inspiring Teaching Award” from the University of Regina, and was mentioned as a “Popular Prof” in MacLean’s Magazine three years in a row.


  • PhD (Systematic Musicology, University of Victoria) 1996
  • MA (Systematic Musicology, University of Victoria) 1992
  • BMus (Music History, Honours, University of Victoria) 1990


  • Has published peer-reviewed articles and reviews in English and German in Fasch-StudienUnderstanding Bach, Eighteenth-Century Music, Early Music, Musicology Australia, Bach-Jahrbuch, and others.
  • For more details and a complete list of publications, see
  • Musik in Anhalt-Zerbst (Fasch-Studien 15, 2019); Fasch und die Konfessionen (Fasch-Studien 14, 2017); Zerbst zur Zeit Faschs – Ein anhaltinischer Musenhof (Fasch-Studien 13, 2015); Fasch – Vater und Sohn (Fasch-Studien 11, Ortus-Verlag, 2011), co-editor and contributor
  • Music at German Courts, 1715-1760: Changing Artistic Priorities (with Samantha Owens and Janice B. Stockigt; Boydell Press 2011), co-editor, contributor and translator
  • The Unknown Schubert, (with Lorraine Byrne Bodley; Ashgate, 2008), co-editor