Barry Bounous earned a doctorate in vocal performance and pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997, and includes in his credits two years of residence in Italy, having studied with Zorida Giuliani of the Opera di Trieste. Back home on the freelance circuit, the Italian experience paid off, as one of Barry's most acclaimed and memorable roles turned out to be that of Tony in the Italian-American musical, Most Happy Fella. Barry has performed over thirty additional roles in opera, musical theater, and oratorio, including that of Archibald in The Secret Garden, Guglielmo in Cosi Fan' Tutte, the bishop in Les Miserables in Concert, the title role in the Lukas Foss adaptation of Mozart's The Impresario, and as a featured soloist in Robert Cundick's oratorio, The Redeemer (Tantara Heritage Series CD). Barry was part of a sponsored research team that presented an invited paper at the 123rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and he has written for the Journal of the National Society of Teachers of Singing. He is also the past president of the Southern Utah Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). In the School of Music at Brigham Young University, Barry teaches English and Italian diction, and is an interdisciplinary voice teacher, working in classical, musical theater, and pop styles. He is the proprietor of Voiceworks, a private vocal school. Married to Debra Chabot Bounous, Barry is the father of three. He is an avid skier.