Erin BarraDirector of Popular Music, Arizona State University
An authoritative voice in music, tech, and education, Barra is the Director of Popular Music at Arizona State University, Executive Director of Beats By Girlz, course developer for Berklee Online, and former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has a wide breadth of experience developing and teaching curriculums at the open-source, K-12, and collegiate levels, several of which are the most popular and highest rated courses on their respective platforms. As a community organizer, she has the ability to mobilize and build from the ground level up, creating and funding several organizations and efforts at the intersection of art, technology, education, and equity. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of Women in Music and has spearheaded award-winning research regarding women in the music industry in partnership with Berklee’s Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship, The Recording Academy, and Arizona State University.