University of Southern California - D.M.A.
McGill University - M.M.
Remarked in the Boston Globe for his "mesmerizing performance", Canadian pianist Barry Tan is based in Los Angeles, enjoying a career as an active pianist and educator. His solo and collaborative experiences have led him to perform at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, the Primrose International Viola Competition in Los Angeles, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan, the Chan Center of the Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada, and various performances throughout Southern California. Barry recently completed doctoral studies at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, where he was awarded Outstanding Doctoral Graduate from the Keyboard Studies Department. While at USC, Barry taught group piano sequence classes and private instruction to piano majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. During his studies, Barry served as President of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) USC Collegiate Chapter for two consecutive years.
Currently, he serves as a Staff Pianist at the Colburn Conservatory, and as an Adjunct Professor of Music at California Baptist University, where his duties include instrumental and vocal coaching, applied piano, and chamber ensemble. His teaching experience and highlights with young beginners include students undertaking the Royal Conservatory of Music certificate program, MTNA recitals in the Southern California region, as well as his presentations on various topics in teaching, at the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), Florida State Music Teachers Association (FSMTA), as well as peer-reviewed publications in the CAPMT e-journal” Connect”, in three volumes.