Anne Barry

Anne Barry

K. & H. Montgomery Assistant Professor of Music
Chair of Music Education



The development of traditionally-influenced choral music in Ireland in the 20th and 21st centuries
Choral repertoire from Ireland for school, college, and community choirs


PhD in Music Education & Choral Conducting, Florida State University
MA in Music Education & Choral Conducting, University of St. Thomas
B. Mus., University College Cork, Ireland

Courses Taught

Music: 150 Fundamentals of Music
Music: 105 Advanced Women’s Chorale
Music: 206 Concert Choir
Music Education: 170 Foundations of Music Teaching and Learning
Music Education: 274 The Art of Teaching Choral Music
Music Education: 275 Teaching Music in Elementary School
Music Education: 522 Senior Seminar
First Year Studies: The Irish in Chicago

Other Research Interests

Choral Music Teacher Training: Comparative Studies
Music Memorization in the Choral Setting
Composing for Young Singers
Music Preferences

Academic Appointments

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, 2015–present

University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Visiting Conductor, UCD Choral Scholars, 2011–2012

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Visiting Lecturer, Music Education 2011

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Concert Choir Director, 2010–2011


Barry, A.F and Hunt, P, eds. (2019) Song Junction: A Kaleidoscope of Songs and Acivities for K-2 Classrooms. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press.

Barry, A.F. (2019) The Fiddler of Dooney – SA/Fiddle. Waterford, Ireland: Cailíno Music Publishers.

Barry, A.F. (2019) Dilín Ó Deamhas – SA/Piano. Waterford, Ireland: Cailíno Music Publishers.

Barry, A.F. (2018) “Preserving Irish Traditional Music in Chicago: Francis O’Neill.” Digital Chicago.

Barry, A.F. (2016). Go n-éirí an bóthar leat: A pathway through Irish choral music. Massachusetts Music Educators Journal, 64(4), 30-33.

Segall, L.E. & Barry, A.F. (2016). Promoting prison rehabilitation: A collaborative choral music education and music therapy program in an inmate population. Florida Music Director, 69(7), 8-13.

She Moved Through the Fair – SATB (Earthsongs Music Publishers), May 2015.

Children’s and Female Voice Choral Catalogue, Part 2 – Fall 2014

Children’s and Female Voice Choral Catalogue, Part 1 – Spring 2014.

Curator of choral catalogues for The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. Selected and graded repertoire. Wrote supporting descriptions of each piece for musical and pedagogical purposes.

Choirland, October 2012
Coauthor of teaching and performance notes for Ireland’s first anthology of contemporary choral music.
Appointed by The Arts Council of Ireland (in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, The Contemporary Music Centre, Chamber Choir Ireland).