Barrie Gott has been a professional musician for over 50 years. His work as a composer, arranger, conductor, educator and adjudicator has taken him all over the world.
He has taught at all levels of education in private and government sectors and was Director of Instrumental Music at Azusa Pacific University in California.
Barrie’s compositions for concert and brass bands are well known and in 2004 he was awarded the Frank Wright medal for services to banding.
He is the former owner and musical director of the Queensland Pops Orchestra, working with Australian and international artists. In 2015 he retired from the Queensland Department of Education and Training as a Senior Instrumental Teacher but continues to provide relief teaching and consultancy in Sydney.
Barrie has served as bandmaster for Salvation Army bands in Sydney, Brisbane and Pasadena California. He is also a former musical director for the Brisbane Excelsior Brass Band.
In retirement, he works with his wife Jay in a creative arts production company providing music, graphic art and film making.