Anthony Calabrese

Anthony Calabrese has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the RPO Marimba Band, Rochester Philharmonic Trombones, Rochester Lyric Opera, the Binghamton Philharmonic, Geneva Light Opera, the Elgin Symphony (IL), the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under Pierre Boulez and Lorin Maazel. In 2006, he won the grand prize in the Italy Percussive Arts Society's Days of Percussion competition.

Calabrese has taught percussion methods, applied percussion, and has directed and arranged music for concert and marching ensembles since the 1990s. Calabrese teaches applied percussion as part of the Nazareth College Community Music Program and the directs Hobart and William Smith College's Percussion Ensemble in Geneva, NY. He is a marching percussion writer/instructor at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He has also held positions at West Chester University and Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL).

Calabrese holds the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from Northwestern University where he studied with Michael Burritt, James Ross, Paul Wertico, Rubin Alvarez, and Joel Spencer. He earned his Bachelor of Music and the Performer's Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where he studied with John H. Beck. Calabrese also studied at Ithaca College with Gordon Stout.

Calabrese has served on the board of Geneva Concerts and is a NYS certified educator working in Geneva.