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Bailey Barnes

Singer/Voice Teacher/Music Business Educator

720- 708 - 9591












University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO – 2006-2010 

Bachelor of Music Education, Minor in Spanish, December 2010

Studies included: Opera Theater, Opera Repertoire, Art Song Repertoire, Choral Repertoire, Vocal Technique, Vocal Pedagogy, Music Education, Music Theory, Music History, Piano, Spanish Language and Culture, Hispanic Drama

Teachers: William Wilson (voice), Brian Luedloff (opera theater), Melissa Malde (vocal pedagogy), Dr. Lucyanne Georger (choral conducting)


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM - 2022-Present 

In pursuit of Masters of Vocal Performance, minor in Arts Leadership and Business 

Studies included: Opera Theater, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Technique, Financial Management in the Arts, Business Planning for the Arts, Arts Non Profit Administration, Social Media Marketing in the Arts

Teachers: Paula Corbin Swalin (voice), Dr. Olga Flora (opera theater), Dr. Kristin Ditlow (vocal coach, opera theater), Jamie Flora (opera theater), Katie Dukes Walker (Arts Leadership and Business) 




Faculty Voice Teacher, Fort Lewis College – 2019-2021 

Faculty Music Business Teacher, Fort Lewis College –  Spring 2021 

  • Instructor of Applied Voice Lessons  

    • Maintaining a private lesson studio consisting of 8-10 music majors and minors 

    • Instructor of repertoire in a variety of styles (opera, art song, musical theater, jazz), stylistic and musical interpretation, stage performance technique, music theory, sight reading, basic piano skills, and diction

    • Coached/instructed students in weekly studio classes

    • Assigned and taught repertoire to students in order to cover graduation requirements

    • Prepared students for junior recitals

  • Instructor of Topics in Music Business Class

    • Teach music business majors and aspiring professional musicians from the FLC community how to 

      • Develop a business plan

      • Generate revenue

      • Manage business finances

      • Conduct market research

      • Map and grow a professional network

      • Develop marketing and branding strategies and materials

      • Set business goals 




Program Director, Stillwater Music , Durango, CO – January 2018-April 2019

  • Organized fundraising efforts and maintained donor relationships 

  • Managed scholarship program 

  • Fostered and maintained relationships and collaborations with other community organizations 

  • Managed volunteer program 

  • Recruited and hired new instructors 

  • Managed 30 Stillwater subcontractors 

  • Oversaw public school relationships 

    • Helped schools design music curriculum that best fit each school’s needs

    • Hired instructors for classes

    • Managed class and instructor schedule

    • Scheduled performances

    • Observed and gave instructional coaching to instructors

  • Program Development

    • Developed new class ideas with subcontractors

    • Monitored class enrollment and quality of class offering

    • Observed instructors and gave instructional coaching and feedback 



Bailey Barnes Voice Studio, Durango, CO – 2015-Present

  • Music Business Coaching and Instruction

    • Guide students through signature music business programs and online courses.

  • Help students define the vision for their music career, and create reliable income streams using their musical skills and talents.  

  • Teach time management skills, marketing and branding strategies, digital marketing management, financial management, business planning, mindset work, booking gigs, press kit creation, generate revenue, goal setting   

  • Develop and deliver The Singing Entrepreneur Online Course, and Make Money with Music. 

  • Voice Teacher  

    • Maintaining a private lesson studio of 10-15 students of all ages, abilities and styles (beginner, collegiate level, emerging professional and professional) 

    • Teach vocal technique in a variety of styles (classical, musical theater, pop, folk, blues, jazz), stylistic and musical interpretation, stage performance technique, music theory, sight reading, basic piano skills, and diction

    • Help students prepare for auditions into collegiate programs, community theater productions, and public school productions

    • Help professional musicians prepare for gigs and recordings

    • Help pre-professional students prepare for their first public performances and auditions

    • Organize regular student recitals, masterclasses and open mic nights at local businesses

    • Develop and deliver the Voice Lessons Online Course, an online course designed to support students through my voice lessons program

  • Community Event Coordinator

    • Organize, facilitate and host monthly community events for voice students and the wider Durango community

    • Collaborate with local businesses and arts organizations - art galleries, music stores, breweries, coffee shops - to coordinate events

  • Managing Member Owner

    • Manage and carry out daily business operations - financial management and planning, marketing, manage employees and subcontractors, payroll, manage the studio schedule  

    • Manage the Sing and Share with Courage Scholarship Fund, a scholarship fund I created to help students with financial barriers to participate in my programs

      • Fundraise - run a crowdfunding campaign, put together a pitch deck and propose to donors 

      • Manage scholarship applications

      • Allocate scholarship funds 


Music Instructor, Stillwater Music, Durango, CO – 2015-2021 

  • Voice teacher 

    • Teach students of all ages, levels and styles (beginner, intermediate and professional track) in a variety of styles and languages 

    • Prepare students for semester recitals

  • Director of Vocal Ensembles

    • Arrange, rehearse and direct a cappella and accompanied vocal literature for adult and youth vocal ensembles

    • Prepare ensembles for semester performances and direct ensembles in performance 

  • Instructor of Adult Voice Class 

    • Taught adult voice students in a group class format 

    • Developed and delivered semester-long curriculum covering

      • Anatomy of singing

      • Vocal technique

      • Performance technique 

      • Repertoire study. 

  • Elementary Music Specialist 

    • Develop and deliver elementary music curriculum incorporating mindfulness and adhering to the Colorado State Music Education Standards, grades Kinder-5th.

  • Summer Camp Instructor  

    • Develop and deliver a wide variety of week-long music summer camps to youth and adults including

      • Ukulele camp

      • Singing Camp 

      • Orff Camp 

      • Shining Stars Music Camp (for adults and kids with disabilities) 

      • Blues and Jazz Camp 

  • Founder and Instructor for the Shining Stars Music Class

    • Advocated for the need for an inclusive music offering at Stillwater Music 

    • Raised funds to cover the cost of instructors for the class

    • Developed and delivered a semester-long inclusive music curriculum for adults with disabilities 


General Music Specialist, Animas Valley Elementary School, Durango, CO – August 2014-May2017

General Music Specialist, Kendrick Lakes Elementary School, Lakewood, CO – August 2012-May 2013

General Music Specialist, Swanson Elementary School, Arvada, CO – January 2011-May 2011

  • Develop and deliver Kinder-5th music curriculum that  aligns with Colorado State Music Education Standards

  • Communicate with school-wide community (300+ people) throughout the school year 

  • Organize and carry out special events such as grade level music productions and fundraisers

  • Collaborate with teammates (Art, PE), classroom teachers and administration on special events

  • Direct choir, Orff ensembles and orchestra  




Music Business


Sydney Johnson: Launched her voice studio, began marketing herself regularly as a songwriter and livestreaming weekly during her time as my music business and voice student, 2022-present 


Shainna Allen: Began collaborating with musicians regularly to play open mics and book gigs during her time as my music business and voice student, 2022


Keagan Cox: Launched a merchandise line during his time as my music business student, 2021


Peyton Descheny: Launched his DJ business and booked his first paying gigs during his time as my music business student, 2021


Charles Walker: Started his private studio during his time as my music business student, signed 4 students in 4 weeks, 2020


Vocal Performance


Mariah Montoya: cast as Theo in Pippin with UNM Theater, 2023


Ava Fisher: cast as Dot in Claw with Durango Arts Center, 2023


Izzy Brandes cast as Annie in Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale from Mr. Dickens with Durango Arts Center, 2023 


Lori Fisher: cast as Mama Murphy in Bright Star and with Merely Players Theater Company, 2023


Declan McAlvany: Cast as Gleb in Anastasia with Durango High School Troupe 1096, 2022

Quinn Payne: Cast as Gorlinksy in Anastasia with Durango High School Troupe 1096, 2022; cast as Hot Blades Harry in Urine Town with Durango High School Troupe 1096, 2024


Ellie Clark: Cast as Matilda in Matilda the Musical with Merely Players Theater Company in Durango, Co; cast as Rapunzel in Into the Woods with Durango Highschool Troupe 1096, 2021


Amiah Hanson: Cast as the Grandmother and Cinderella’s Mother in Into the Woods with Durango Highschool Troupe 1096; composed, performed and recorded 5 original songs under my instruction, 2021


Sylvia LaGalbo: Cast as Beadle in Sweeney Todd with Fort Lewis College Performing Arts Department, 2022 


Tess McAlvany: Cast as Amanda in Matilda the Musical with Merely Players Theater Company, Durango, CO, 2022


Kelsey Nicholson: Accepted into music minor program at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 2021


Karissa Rocha-Atamas: Cast in her first ever show as ensemble in The Addams Family with Durango High School Troupe 1096; cast as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia with Durango High School Troupe 1096, 2021


Tayler Smith: Accepted into Fort Lewis College BA in Music Performance program, 2018


  • Vocal Ensembles Director, Stillwater Music, 2015-2021

  • Choir, orchestra and Orff ensemble director, Animas Valley Elementary School, 2014-2017, Kendrick Lakes Elementary School 2012-2013

  • Chorus Master, Opera Classica Europa, 2010




Papagena Die Zauberflöte University of New Mexico, March 2023

Donna Elvira (excerpt) Don Giovanni University of New Mexico, October 2022

Mechanical Doll (ball scene) Cendrillon (Viardot) Fort Lewis College, April 2021

Dorabella (excerpt) Cosí fan tutte Opera Classica Europa, 2010 

Chorus Cavalleria rusticana Opera Classica Europa, 2010 

Chorus Tosca Opera Classica Europa, 2010 

Chorus Aida Opera Classica Europa, 2010, 2008

Chorus L’elisir d’amore University of Northern Colorado, 2010

Gianetta L’elisir d’amore University of Northern Colorado, 2010

Augusta’s Friend (excerpt) The Ballad of Baby Doe University of Northern Colorado, 2009

Amahl Amahl and the Night Visitors University of Northern Colorado, 2009

Suor Genovieffa (cover) Suor Angelica University of Northern Colorado, 2008

Bridesmaid Der Freischütz Opera Classica Europa, 2008

Chorus Der Freischütz Opera Classica Europa, 2008

Chorus Carmen Opera Classica Europa, 2008

Chorus Otello Opera Classica Europa, 2008

Susanna (excerpt) Le nozze di Figaro Opera Classica Europa, 2008

Chorus The Pirates of Penzance University of Northern Colorado, 2007


Musical Theater

Ensemble, soprano Sweeney Todd Fort Lewis College, March 2022



Soloist Sunday Services St Francis Episcopal Church, Rio Rancho 2023

Soloist Sunday Services Christian Science Church of Durango, 2021

Soloist Bailey Barnes in Concert Online Music Guild, 2020

Soloist 3rd Avenue Arts Bach Festival 3rd Avenue Arts, Durango, 2020

Soloist The Majesty of Christmas 3rd Avenue Arts, Durango, 2019

Soloist Faculty Recital Fort Lewis College, 2019  



Durango Chamber Singers, second soprano, 2018-2021

Durango Choral Society, alto, 2014-2017


Mozart’s Requiem, alto, University of Northern Colorado 2008, Durango Choral Society 2015

Requiem for Eagles, David Lingle, alto, Durango Choral Society, 2015

Brahms Requiem, alto, University of Northern Colorado, 2007

Handel’s Messiah, alto, University of Northern Colorado, 2008 

Verdi Requiem, alto, University of Northern Colorado, 2008

Carmina Burana, Carl Orff, alto, Opera Classica Europa, 2008



Contemporary Commercial Music 

Lead Vocalist, Music Director, Marketing, Booking Sounds True Jazz Duo, 2016-Present

Solo Vocalist/Ukulele, Music Director, Marketing, Booking Bailey Barnes, 2016-Present

Lead Vocalist, Music Director, Marketing, Booking Deer Park Folk Duo, 2020-2021

Lead Vocalist, Backing Vocalist Disco Fuego, 2020

Lead Vocalist Durango Jazz Orchestra, 2016


Additional Performances

Opera on the Menu, May 2023-Present

Featured Soloist, Opera on Tap New Mexico, December 2022-May 2023

Solo Vocalist/Ukulele, Music Director, Christmas in Italy Event, Primi Pasta and Wine Bar, 2020

Solo Vocalist, National Anthem for Women Republicans La Plata County, 2020

Solo Vocalist, Southwest Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra Christmas Video, 2020


Upcoming Performances

Papagena, Die Zauberflöte, University of New Mexico Opera Theater,  March 2023

Featured soloist, Mozart in March Concert, Opera on Tap New Mexico


Roles in preparation

Olympia, Les contes d’Hoffmann

Zerlina, Don Giovanni

Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro



Good Ol’ Country Christmas (2020), backing vocalist, Chevel Shepherd Producer, Scott Smith Producer  





Wesley Dunnagan, 2019-Present

Vera Savage, 2021

Jeanine De Bique, 2021

Tiffany Blake, 2019

Andreas Tischhauser, 2018

Linda Brice, 2015-2018

William Wilson, 2006-2010


Capucine Chiaudani, 2020

Romana Vaccaro, 2008, 2010



Micahel McKelvey, 2022

Suzy DiSanto, 2021

Brian Luedloff, 2007-2010

Ingo Anders, 2008, 2010

Michael Vaccaro, 2008, 2010


Wesley Dunnagan, 2021

Charissa Chiaravalloti, 2018-2020

Linda Mack-Berven, 2014-2017

Franco Giacosa, 2008, 2010

Rodhri Britten, 2008

Gioele Muglialdo, 2008





Founder, Opera on the Menu, Albuquerque NM, January 2023-Present

Opera on Tap New Mexico Board Member January-June 2023 

National Association of Teachers of Singing –  2021-Present

American Orff Schulwerk Association Member –  2017-2019

Four Corners American Orff Schulwerk Chapter Board Member

  • Vice President – 2016-2017 

  • Treasurer/Secretary – 2015-2016

  • Board Member – 2017-2019

Collegiate Music Educators Association - University of Northern Colorado Chapter

  • Chapter President – 2009-2010

  • Chapter Vice President – 2008-2009

  • Member – 2006-2008

Durango Voice Competition Judge – 2018, 2019

  • Judged and coached Durango Voice competition contestants - coached contestants in vocal technique (Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, Blues) and stage performance technique. 




Body Justice for Singers Training with Matthew Anchel and Tracy Cox, M Institute for the Arts, 2020

Lose the Filter Social Media Training for Singers with Tracy Cox, M Institute for the Arts, 2020

Orff Level I  Certification, 2016




Fluent in Spanish 

Advanced in French, English, Italian, German, Portuguese, Latin diction

Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft 365

Proficient in Canva, Instagram, Facebook, Social Media Marketing

Proficient in web integrated courses (Kajabi, Mighty Networks, Canvas) 

Proficient in Wix website development platform


REFERENCES- contact information available upon request


  • Dr. Jennifer Lau, Associate Professor of Music, University of New Mexico 

  • Katie Dukes-Walker, Director of the Arts Leadership and Business and Business Administration in the Arts Programs, University of New Mexico


  • Dr. Wesley Dunnagan, Vocal Department Head, Fort Lewis College​​

  • Paula Corbin-Swalin, Associate Professor of Voice, University of New Mexico

  • Dr. Kristin Ditlow, Associate Professor, Vocal Coaching, University of New Mexico 

  • Dr. Olga Perez Flora, Associate Professor of Voice, School of Music Department Chair, University of New Mexico


  • Jeroen van Tyne, Executive Director, Stillwater Music 

  • Nancy Shanks, Board of Directors, Stillwater Music 

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