Music Education

Barry Prophet Music Education

Barry Prophet teaches and performs throughout Canada. Projects include a residency for members of the Heiltsuk Nation, Bella Bella, B.C. and Patterns in the Park arts intensive at the Toronto Urban Studies Centre and the Canadian Opera Company’s Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, Toronto.

Barry Prophet taught Experimental Percussion at AISP/Avondale Alternative School Toronto from 1984 to 2001.

Barry has received numerous Ontario Arts Council Arts Education grants for teaching in the schools, has been a guest educator at York University, Nipissing College, McMaster University and the Ontario Arts Education Institute.

Barry was a composer for the National Ballet’s Creating Dances In the Schools project, created and coordinated Inventors & Innovators, an education workshop series focusing on new music, March 1995, and was the education coordinator for The Body Electric Festival, Sept/Oct 1997.    

Barry founded the Music Gallery Institute, the Music Gallery’s Alternative Community Music Education Program for Children, Families & Adults (2001-2004).           

Barry taught and performed at the Algoma Traditional Dance & Music Camp, St. Joseph Island, August 2006 & 07.

Sound Art Education

Barry was education co-ordinator for soundaXis, a festival of New Music, Acoustics and Architecture from January 2005 to June 2006. Barry created and led the project Building Music, in which students made slide shows of architecture and environmental music presented on line and at the festival June 1-11. This project was in partnership with Toronto Urban Studies Centre and Dragon Academy.

Barry taught Sound Art to gr. 7 & 8 students at Archie Stouffer Elementary School Minden ON in conjunction with Barry's integrated arts installation Dwellings and Incursions at Rail's End Gallery (Haliburtion, ON) Fall 2006.

Barry has received an Artist in Education grant from the Ontario Arts Council from September 2013- December 31, 2014. He is offering Sound Art programs to a wide range of grades.

Visual Art Education

Barry has taught visual art programs including chime sculpture, mask making, instrument making, sound sculpture & print making to Elementary & High school age students at programs though-out Ontario including North York Summer Studio, Pegasus Dance Studios Toronto, Allenby College Oakville, Avondale Alternative School Toronto & Marathon High School.


Photos by Barry Prophet