Anthony Kelley is the North Carolina Symphony's Composer in Residence for the 2021/22 season. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Duke University and a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. After serving as Composer in Residence for three years with the Richmond Symphony, he joined the Duke University music faculty in 2000; he is currently Associate Professor of the Practice of Music.
Kelley's works have been performed by the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Detroit, and Atlanta, among others, and he has also composed film scores. He co-directs and performs in the improvisational postmodern blues quartet called the BLAK Ensemble.
Residency is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.