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.
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 West Side Story, The Color Purple, Nunsense, Fun Home, 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.
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. 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.
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.
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 “Summer Showtime” Summer Camps and Young Performers' Institute and the Advanced Musical Theatre Camp at Swift Creek Mill Theatre.