My name is Tony, and I am a freelance musician in the Raleigh, NC area. There are several activities that I do to keep busy. One is teaching, which I do a lot of. I have a private studio in my house where I teach middle school and high school age students, and I teach at North Carolina Central University, working with their applied tuba and euphonium majors.
As a tuba player, I am the first call sub with the North Carolina Symphony, and when they need a tuba part covered, I play in the orchestras for groups like the Carolina Ballet, Opera Company of NC, NC Master Chorale and Durham Choral Society. I am Principal Tuba in the Tar River Orchestra and Symphonic Band.
My other duty is Director of the Triangle Youth Brass Band. building this band has been a major project for me over the past eight years, but is very rewarding, as the TYBB has established itself as one of the finest youth brass programs in the United States.
I have been appointed as the new Music Director for the Triangle Brass Band taking over i the 2008-09 season.
I live in Cary, NC, which borders Raleigh to the west. I live alone, ride a motorcycle when it is warm out, and drive a Ford Explorer that has a got tuba? sticker on the rear window. My Parents live in Redondo Beach, California, helping out with my step sister’s kids while she works on her acting career. She is very good. I have a brother who lives in Atlanta, and an identical twin who lives in Annapolis, MD.