Past Resident

Julia Barry

Julia Barry creates music for concert, theater, dance, film, and multi-media projects. She is a composer at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop and a recent recipient of grants from the New York Women Composers Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Pollination Project, and the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Brooklyn Arts Fund for her empathy-building arts project, “Habitat: Home.” She is active in the NY arts scene, performing with groups from indie bands to classical choirs, and taking part in programs like the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio and Art-a-Hack which emphasize community, collaboration, and creative vibrance. She has been accepted to numerous artist residencies across the country including Chalk Hill, Starry Night, and VCCA, and enjoys partnering on new projects with groups such as the New York City Master Chorale and KC VITAs. She believes in the social impact of the arts and is dedicated to highlighting diverse voices as she collaborates with artists and organizations nationwide. Her studio, Julia Barry Productions, provides music and digital services for artists, caretakers, and progressives. More information is at and