Eric Barry is originally from the small oil town of Sundown, TX. Like most kids from small towns he dabbled in numerous activities the school had to offer, but found most of his initial success in band (the school was too small to support a choir program.) When attending college he decided to join the marching band at West Texas A&M University while studying business, and soon found out he had a talent for singing as well. The local performing arts organizations generously offered him some professional performing experience, and while pursuing his MBA he eventually made the choice to pursue opera performance full-time.
This decision required a move to New York City where he began studying vocal performance full time. After a year of study he was offered a position to pursue his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at Yale University’s School of Music. Since then he has been featured in the PBS documentary Eric Barry: Home for Christmas and has recorded seven commercial opera albums which have been aired on both NPR and the BBC. He has won numerous awards and competitions for singing, but his interests do not stop there. Mr. Barry has been a sponsored Pro-Am golfer with Mizuno Golf, he enjoys riding his Ducati Multistrada across the New Mexican mountains, and he and his family own and manage a successful food business, Barry’s Bread and Breakfast, which serves the Amarillo community.