Barry Milner

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Barry Milner

Biography

Barry Milner (b. 1973, Kentucky) is an American educator and composer.

Mr. Milner earned two bachelor's degrees, one in music composition and one in music education, and completed a master's degree at the University of Arkansas, where he had a full scholarship. A music composer since high school, he had his first work published in 2005.

Milner grew up in Cynthiana, Kentucky, in a non-musical family. His father was a heavy-equipment operator who worked in construction. Milner learned to play a musical instrument, the euphonium, in seventh grade.

He also started composing music. Among his first compositions was Air for Trumpet and Band, which he wrote for a friend. His high school director chose it to be performed at the band's final concert of Milner's senior year. After he graduated, Milner worked as a music instructor at his high school while earning bachelor's degrees at Morehead State University.


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