Anthony R. Green

The creative output of Anthony R. Green (composer, performer, social justice) includes musical and visual creations, interpretations of original works or works in the repertoire, collaborations, educational outreach, and more. Behind all of his artistic endeavors are the ideals of equality and freedom, which manifest themselves in diverse ways in a composition, a performance, a collaboration, or social justice work.

As a composer, his work has been presented in over 20 countries by such notable soloists and ensembles as Gabriela Díaz, Wendy Richman, Dame Evelyn Glennie, ALEA III, Sound Energy, Transient Canvas, The Fidelio Trio, Ossia New Music Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound, to name a few. His work has been recognized by the Argosy Foundation, Meet the Composer, ASCAP, and others, and has been featured in festivals such as the Grachten Festival (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Gaudeamus Music Week (Utrecht, the Netherlands), and the American Composers Alliance Summer Festival (New York City), among others.

He has also been a resident artist at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE), Space/Time at Cove Park (Scotland), and the Visby International Centre for Composers (Sweden).

As a performer (piano, improvisation [voice, koto], conductor), he has appeared at venues across the US, Cyprus, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and South Korea. For performances, he has worked with numerous student and emerging composers, as well as established composers such as David Liptak, Ofer Ben-Amots, Renee Baker, Steve Reich, and George Crumb.

Green’s most important social justice work has been with Castle of our Skins (COOS), where he is associate artistic director, composer-in-residence, and pianist. COOS is a concert and education series organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. With COOS, he has performed, composed, and lectured about the life and music of many Black composers.

His main composition teachers have been Theodore Antoniou, Lee Hyla, and Robert Cogan, and he has participated in masterclasses with Jonathan Harvey, Walter Zimmermann, Paquito D’Rivera, and the JACK Quartet.

Anthony was commissioned by ACM in 2018 for the Sound of Silent Film Festival.