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Anthony Barfield
Here We Rest (2012)

Anthony Barfield is a producer and composer based in New York City. Known for his lyrical writing style, his compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Anthony has received commissions from organizations such as the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with performances by orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony, Seattle Symphony and Kansas City Symphony. In 2012 he made his Carnegie Hall debut at the New York Wind Band Festival where his work Here We Rest was premiered. In demand as a composer in residence, Mr. Barfield has worked with groups such as the United States Marine Band "President’s Own” and has had performances at the Southwest, Northwest and Northeast College Bandmasters National Association. Anthony released his first composition album Chapter II in the fall of 2013 with The University of Alabama Wind Ensemble. Anthony studied composition with C.P. First with additional coaching from Thomas Cabaniss, Avner Dorman and Nils Vigeland.

As a former trombonist, he has performed at halls such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center. Anthony has served as a trombone teaching artist for Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone's Children's Orchestra and was a member of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia. He has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Alabama Symphony and Mobile Symphony.

Formerly the Media Production Manager for Juilliard Global Ventures (JGV), Anthony produced content for the Juilliard Open Studios app which was named by Apple as a Best New App in 2015.  After leaving his position at JGV he founded a music production company called Velocity Music, which has produced pop music for major artists such as the singer-songwriter Chris Brown and Lil Wayne, as well as scored music for independent feature films. Recently, Velocity Music signed a record deal with Pologrounds Music a subsidiary of SONY RCA records. 

Anthony holds degrees in trombone performance from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music and holds a lecturer position at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Teachers include Joseph Alessi, Per Brevig and Dan Drill. Mr. Barfield currently resides in New York City with his wife Alaina and Black Pug Gouda.