M. Lynn Barnes
M. Lynn Barnes Studio is located on the southwest corner of the square in historic downtown Troy, Ohio, and is an extension of the passion of its owner for music, fashion, and community involvement. At the design studio, Dr. Barnes provides group and individual instruction in sewing, construction, and fashion design, assisting students with developing both their knowledge base and their creativity. Recently, students at the studio took part in the Cases for Smiles service project that provides special pillowcases for pediatric cancer patients at Dayton Children's Hospital.
Dr. Barnes is also engaged in piano and vocal instruction, using her extensive background in music and forty-seven years of experience as a teacher and performer in the field. Her students range from young beginners to accomplished adults, and several have been awarded music scholarships or leading roles in theater productions.
M. Lynn Barnes, PhD is a professional educator with a lifelong interest in dress history, fashion design and merchandising, art, history and music. A native of California, Dr. Barnes holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in family and consumer sciences and interior design, and a PhD, from The Ohio State University in dress history. She has taught courses in art and dress history, museum studies, fashion design and merchandising at colleges and universities in California, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Dr. Barnes has presented research in this field at universities and professional meetings in the United States, Italy, and Great Britain. In 2014, she was one of only 79 scholars invited to travel with the Charles W. Morgan, the last surviving wooden-hulled whaling ship, as it returned to the sea for a research voyage after nearly sixty years in a sand wharf. Dr. Barnes is also an accomplished musician. Between high school and college, she took a year off from her academic pursuits to tour the United States as a member of an eight-voice professional singing group. Later, she was the music director for the United States Coast Guard facility at Petaluma, California, the US Navy Amphibious Base at Little Creek, Virginia, and the United States Marine Corps recruit depot in San Diego, California.
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