Lynn Conservatory's Barry publishes book
Published Dec. 01, 2009
Barbara Barry, head of the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University's music history department and an associate professor of musicology, has recently added a new title to her resume – author of a fantasy fiction book. Barry's book, Mephistos Revenge, is a comedy of errors and demonstrates the successes and failures in one's life. Interestingly, as a music history guru, Barry's book includes time travel between the present and the 19th century. She even sets up a meeting between the main character, Fatty Strudelfeld, and French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz.
Source: Barry joined Lynn's Conservatory of Music faculty in 2005 as a professor of musicology. She 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), which was awarded the Fran Steinberg Memorial Prize for outstanding writing in 2001.
Prior to joining Lynn, Barry was the director of special projects for the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. In 2009, Barry was the first recipient of the Kathleen Cheek-Milby Faculty Fellowship that provides funding, every two years, for a faculty member to teach abroad for up to six months. Barry's third book, Mephisto's Revenge, will be available for purchase in 8-12 weeks.