Dr. Anthony Maglione earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, his Master of Music Degree at East Carolina University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently serving as the Director of Choral Studies at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri where he conducts Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Choral Scholars, and teaches ear training and upper-level music education courses.
An active composer, Maglione’s works have been performed at festivals, on recordings, in video games and on TV and are published on GIA’s “Evoking Sound” choral series. In 2009, Maglione composed the soundtrack for the video game “National Geographic Traveler’s Sudoku: China!” and was the featured composer for the choirs of the New England Conservatory during their 2009-2010 concert season. In 2010, his choral work "Oh Thou Great Power, In Whom I Move" appeared on “Eternal Light” the latest recording by the nationally renowned ECU Chamber Singers conducted by Daniel Bara. Maglione’s recently composed “Night, veiled Night” was premiered by the Miami University of Ohio’s Glee Club in April of 2012 at the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., and his 30-minute cantata “The Mystic Trumpeter” premiered in October of 2013 and will appear on a Centaur Label recording available in early 2015.
As a conductor, Maglione has prepared and conducted a wide range of works from chamber instrumental to symphonic choral masterworks. He has made numerous guest conducting appearances and has prepared choirs for such esteemed conductors as James Conlon, James Jordan, David Newman, Donald Neuen and Alex Treger. From 2001 to 2005, Maglione served as director of the Piscataway High School (NJ) choirs: A large (200+ voice) performance intensive department which made regular appearances at NJ State Department of Education meetings, Teen Arts Festivals and Carnegie Hall. From 2007 to 2010, Maglione served as conductor of the UCLA University Chorus and Assistant Conductor of the Angeles Chorale. Since 2010, Maglione has served on the faculty of William Jewell College.
In addition to his current responsibilities at William Jewell College, Maglione serves as the conductor of the Greater Kansas City AGO Schola Cantorum, Music Director at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Kanas City and as Conductor Emeritus of the Freelance Ensemble Artists of NJ, a symphony orchestra based in central New Jersey. Maglione also serves on the summer faculty of Westminster Choir College where he teaches conducting with James Jordan.
Dr. Maglione is a member of ACDA, ASCAP, MENC, AGO, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and the American Composers’ Forum.