Conductor/Composer 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.
An active composer, Anthony has had his works performed by a wide array of professional and armature ensembles and is published on GIA’s “Evoking Sound” choral series. In 2005, he was commissioned to compose “Prayer of Columbus” which was premiered at the United Nations building in New York City. In 2008, his anthem “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee” was performed by the Crystal Cathedral Choir both at the Western Division ACDA convention and on the internationally syndicated television broadcast “The Hour of Power”. In 2009, Anthony 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.
As a conductor, Anthony 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, Anthony served as director of the Piscataway High School (NJ) choirs, a large, performance-intensive department that made regular appearances at NJ State Department of Education meetings, Teen Arts Festivals, and Carnegie Hall. From 2007 to 2010, Anthony served as Conductor of the UCLA University Chorus, Director of Music Ministries at American Lutheran Church in Burbank, CA, and Assistant Conductor of the Angeles Chorale. Since 2008, he has served as the Associate Conductor of the Westminster Choir College Summer Vocal Institute.
In addition to his responsibilities at William Jewell College, Anthony serves as the Music Director at Platte City United Methodist Church in Platte City, MO and serves as Artistic Director of the Freelance Ensemble Artists of NJ, a newly formed symphony orchestra dedicated to providing performance opportunities for collegiate, young professional and veteran musicians.
Anthony is a member of ACDA, ASCAP, MACRO, MENC, the American Composer’s Forum, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.