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Thomas Barry

Tom Barry
Audio Engineer

Tom Barry supervises the audio recording and sound reinforcement for all recitals and concerts at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music. Before he retired from the full time faculty at UNI, he taught applied oboe and saxophone as well as classes in music technology and audio recording, guitar, and was the director of Jazz Band II at UNI from 1989 to 1991.

Mr. Barry has performed as oboe and saxophone soloist  with bands and orchestras around Iowa. He recently retired from the  Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra after serving for 36 years as principal oboist. Currently Mr. Barry plays saxophone with a Cedar Falls based band, Checker and the Bluetones.

Although he is primarily a performer and teacher, Barry has  engineered numerous CDs, tapes and records over the years for various  university ensembles and faculty, as well as for other artists outside of the  university setting in Iowa and surrounding states.  In addition he is concert sound technician  for the Salsa band, Orquesta Alto Maiz.

Tom Barry holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music  degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He taught instrumental music in the Jefferson County public school system in Denver, Colorado before joining the music faculty at the University of Northern Iowa in 1973.

Contact Information
(319) 273-6366
Office Location: 
109 Russell Hall
M.M. - University of Colorado