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Barbara  Barry

Barbara Barry

Barbara  Barry

Barbara Barry is Professor of Musicology at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University. She has five degrees in music - two in piano performance from Trinity College of Music, London, and three in music history and theory from the University of London, including PhD awarded ‘magna cum laude'.

Prior coming to the United States, Barbara Barry was on the music faculty of the Music Department at University of London Goldsmiths' College and Chair of Music History at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, one of Europe's foremost conservatories in the Barbican Arts Center in London. In the United States she was Chair of Music History at the Longy School of Music, and taught at Clark University, New England Conservatory of Music, the Radcliffe Seminars and at Harvard University.

She is the author of four books, two in music theory and two fiction books, and many articles on music history. She has been awarded two Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fran Steinberg Memorial Prize for outstanding non-fiction, and is the first recipient of the Kathleen Cheek-Milby Endowed Faculty Fellowship at Lynn University. Her article on closure in Mahler has been published by the Journal of Musicological Research and her major article on sonata forms in Schubert was published by the Journal of Music and Meaning in spring 2008. She is currently working on a book on death and leave-taking for a leading university press.


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