Anthony Smith

Anthony S.

Richmond, VA

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Anthony delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2003

Formally educated in flute, piano, percussion, and vocal performance, Mr. Smith has won several regional and national competitions on each of his primary instruments, and has had the privilege of studying with and participating in masterclasses led by some of the the top artists in the world.

Before moving to his current position as Bass Section Leader at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, he enjoyed a long relationship playing in recital at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (where he also served as Bass Soloist and Section Leader) with Dr. Patrick Carlin, piano/organ. He can also be heard in performance (on both piano and flute) with the Quux Collective, a Richmond based new music ensemble directed by Dr. Sheri Oyan. Most recently, he has been a featured artist with Classical Revolution RVA, a group whose mission is to spread classical music outside of the concert hall and into the community. Anthony has also sung (and played piano and percussion) with the Virginia Chorale, a Norfolk, VA professional choral ensemble led by Chuck Woodward.

Mr. Smith has worked as pianist, vocal coach, musical director, and orchestrator for several professional theater companies across the country. Anthony has enjoyed a long collaboration with Virginia Repertory Theatre, where his credits include The Color Purple, Nunsense, Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas, Always Patsy Cline, The Producers, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, and several others! Anthony is also the Musical Director in Residence at the University of Richmond and Maggie Walker Governor's School.

An active proponent of new music, Mr. Smith has been involved in the world premieres of several new operas and musicals, most recently "The Snow Maiden" by Andrew Haile Austin and "Kept" by Kristin Kuster and Megan Levad. Anthony is also the Music Director and Conductor of the National Tour of Felipe DeLeon's "Noli Me Tangere", one of two operas originally composed in Tagalog.

Anthony is Conductor of the Peninsula Youth Winds, a group comprised of advanced high school students with an interest in the wind band repertoire.

Mr. Smith is a strong believer in the importance of music education, and maintains an active private studio comprised of flute, percussion, piano, and voice students. He has also works with several educational camps, including Virginia Repertory Theatre’s “Stage Explorers” Summer Camps and Young Performers' Institute and the Advanced Musical Theatre Camp at Swift Creek Mill Theatre.

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Bass Section Leader and Associate Instrumentalist
Jan 2015 - Present
St. Paul's Episcopal

Responsibilities include serving as Bass-Baritone section leader and soloist in the Parish and Chancel Choirs, and playing flute and piano during worship services as needed.

Musical Director in Residence
Jan 2012 - Present
Maggie Walker Governor's School

Responsibilities include providing musical direction and conducting the orchestra for the annual musical presented by the Department of Theatre. Past productions include Sweeney Todd, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Oliver, Into the Woods and Pippin.

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Musical Director in Residence
Jan 2007 - Present
University of Richmond

Responsibilities include providing musical direction/supervision, vocal instruction and conducting (baton and piano) for the annual musical presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Past productions include Spring Awakening, Funny Girl, Trojan Women: A Love Story, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and Godspell.

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Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Anthony Smith - Percussion Instructor (doubling M1)
Belle Cifu - Marimba 1
Adam Simpson - Marimba 2
Cole Madison - Marimba 2
Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3 Flute Solo
Flute - Anthony Smith
Organ - David Sinden
Recorded live at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA on 6.19.15
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