Conductor of the University of Pretoria (Tuks) Camerata
Senior Lecturer, Choral Conducting in the Department of Music
MICHAEL JOSEPH BARRETT is the conductor of the University of Pretoria (Tuks) Camerata and a Senior Lecturer in Choral Conducting in the Department of Music.
Michael’s choirs have won numerous national and international awards, as well as choral competitions all over the world, including Grand Prix of Nations (Latvia 2018), The 8th World Choir Games (Latvia 2014); St Petersburg Choral Competition (Russia 2013); Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (Wales 2012); Krakow International Advent Choral Competition (Poland 2012); Europe and its Songs (Spain 2010); and the International Youth Music Festival (Slovakia 2010). In 2017, the Camerata performed at the 11th World Choral Symposium in Barcelona (Spain) and in 2018 the University of Pretoria hosted the 10th addition of the World choir Games.
Michael is an active composer and arranger. His music is internationally published by Santa Barbara Music Publishers and Walton Music. He is regularly invited to give workshops and adjudicate choral competitions both nationally and abroad.