Barry A. Brosch was born July 5, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He studied composition at Kent State University (B. M. 1968) and the University of Illinois (M. M. 1969). His teachers included Salvatore Martirano, Ben Johnston, Gordon Mumma, Fred Coulter, Hough Glauser and Edwin London. Many of Brosch's early works involved dance. As an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois he served as musical advisor for the Department of Dance in the 1970s. At the University of Miami he established the school's first digital music studio. In the 1980s, Brosch worked in south Florida in the fields of music and electronics. He died in Gulf Breeze, Florida on February 28, 2006.