A native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Tony Barrette is active repairing musical instruments in the DFW area. Tony holds his MM in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas. While at UNT, Tony enrolled in the instrument repair classes, apprenticed, and worked at the UNT repair shop as a part time employee. After finishing his MM, Tony moved to Okemos, Michigan to work as a saxophone specialist and woodwind repair technician at Meridian Winds. Tony is an active member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, and has presented repair clinics to music educators and students.
As a saxophonist, Tony performs with the Melangé Saxophone Quartet. Tony has been featured with several concert bands, has given solo recitals in Michigan and Texas, and performed across northern Michigan and Wisconsin as a part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival's UPstarts! recital series. Tony has performed with ensembles such as the Dallas Winds, Lonestar Wind Orchestra, the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, and numerous other community music groups throughout Texas and the Midwest.