Barbara Barry, B.M., M.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Musicology
Prior to coming to Lynn University Barbara Barry was the director of special projects for the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She has played in piano master classes given by Edith Vogel, Anthony Kinsella and Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum, Salzburg. She also participated in the advanced theory seminars on the late Beethoven quartets given by Hans Keller at the Dartington International Summer School of Music.
Barry is the author of many articles and two books in music theory: “Musical Time: The Sense of Order” (New York: Pendragon Press, 1990) and “The Philosopher’s Stone: Essays in the Transformation of Musical Structure” (New York: Pendragon Press, 2000), awarded the Fran Steinberg Memorial Prize for outstanding writing in 2001.
Barry has taught at Boston University, Clark University and for twelve years was chair of music history at the Longy School of Music. She has also given presentations at the Brandeis University Summer Chamber Music Institute, with the Muir String Quartet at Boston University and has given pre-concert talks at Symphony Hall for the Boston Symphony Orchestra season since 2000.
In July and August 2004, Barry gave a series at Tanglewood titled "Looking Back, Looking Forward" and the 2005 Tanglewood series "Landmark Works." She returned to Tanglewood in the summer of 2006 for a successful series of pre-concert tasks. She was also the scholar-in-residence at the Summer School Chamber Music institute for Boston University held at Deer Valley, Utah.
Barry is a highly trained professional musician, with five degrees in music: two in piano performance and three in music theory and analysis. Her Ph.D. was awarded "magna cum laude" for outstanding original research. In 2004 she was awarded her Superintendent of Education license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- B.M., University of London Goldsmith’s College
- M.M., University of London King’s College
- Ph.D., University of London Goldsmith’s College