Anthony Smith is Music Supervisor and Music Director in Residence at the Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.
Formally educated in flute, piano, vocal, and percussion performance, Anthony has won several regional and national competitions on each of his instruments and has had the privilege of studying with and participating in masterclasses led by some of the top artists in the world.
An active proponent of new music, Anthony has been involved in the world premieres of several new musicals and operas, most recently “Atlantis” by Matthew Lee Robinson, Ken Cerniglia, and Scott Anderson Morris, “The Snow Maiden” by Andrew Haile Austin, and “Kept” by Kristin Kuster and Megan Levad. He’s also a frequent collaborator of the Chamber Music Society of Virginia, The Virginia Chorale, and the Virginia Arts Festival. Anthony is also an in-demand arranger and orchestrator, having recently created and conducted a two-piano version of “Porgy and Bess” for Red Mountain Theatre Company (Birmingham, AL) under the auspices of the Gershwin Estate.
Mr. Smith is a strong believer in the importance of music education, and in addition to his work with the Education Department at Virginia Rep, he maintains an active private studio comprised of flute, percussion, piano, and voice students. He has also focused on collegiate education, providing musical direction and teaching courses in musicianship for Virginia Commonwealth University, The College of William and Mary, and the University of Richmond.
Anthony resides in Richmond with his spouse, fiber artist Michael-Birch Pierce, and their three dogs: Aurora, Bracket, and Gypsy.