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Dr. Barry Liesch, in addition to being a composer and arranger, is a noted author on the subject of Church Music. His ten published books include: The New Worship Keyboardist series; Straight Talk on Music and the Church (Baker Book House), and People in the Presence of God: Models and Directions for Worship (Zondervan). He also has three books in process, including one co-authored with Dr. John Browning, called Improvising with Impact: A Practical Guide for Worship Musicians, Vols I & II.
A sought after guest lecturer, he has appeared at universities such as Baylor University (Waco, TX), Hope University (Fullerton, CA), and Acts Seminary at Trinity Western University (Langley, BC). His writings have also appeared in important ministry journals, such as Leadership, Music Line, and Psychology and Theology. He can also be heard performing original arrangements on the CD “Moments with You.”
Dr. Liesch received his Ph. D. in music from the University of California, San Diego, his M.A. in music composition from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and his B.M. from the University of British Columbia. Besides teaching improvisation and theory, Dr. Liesch is Area Coordinator for the Music in Worship major.