Barry Fletcher was born in New Jersey USA and migrated to Australia in 1972.
Although he majored in clarinet, his other instruments include recorder, flute, saxophone and French horn and he has taught music for over 30 years.
He has worked in Government secondary schools, Catholic and independent schools and has been Director of Music and Faculty Head of Performing Arts at St Leonard's College in Brighton. He teaches both VCE and IB Music.
Barry has been a soloist with the South Melbourne Symphony; played professionally with the Australian Dance Theatre Company; conducted the Monash University Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Peninsula Concert Band (this is Barry’s 28th year) and has been a guest conductor and adjudicator for various schools and festivals.
Barry continues his work with the VCAA (VCE assessment platform) where he is an external assessor for both Music Performance and Music Investigation.
Recently Barry has been appointed as an external examiner in music for the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organisation) and through technology assesses students work from around the world.
He is involved in community activities that include ANZAC Day, Australia Day and Carols by Candlelight in Rosebud.