Michael Barrett

Assistant Professor
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Michael Barrett is a conductor, teacher, and performer specializing in vocal music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. He conducts two chamber choirs in the Boston area and collaborates with ensembles in the U.S. and abroad. At Berklee, he teaches courses in conducting and music history in the European tradition.

  • Career Highlights
    • Music director for the Convivium Musicum and MIT Meridian Singers
    • Member of Blue Heron and Boston Camerata
    • Guest artist for Vox Luminis
  • Awards
    • Grammophone Classical Music Award (Best Early Music Album of 2018, Blue Heron)
  • Education
    • D.M.A., Boston University School of Music
    • First Phase Diploma, Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the Netherlands
    • M.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
    • A.B., Harvard College

In Their Own Words

"Of course we work towards mastery of the material, but my broader, and arguably more important, goal is for students to train themselves to think critically (in part by questioning the information they are presented with), to express themselves cogently and persuasively, and to recognize the connections across the many facets of their lives: school, work, and even social."