Anthony Barfield (b. 1983, Collinsville, Miss.) is a composer, teacher and audio engineer in New York City.
Mr. Barfield holds degrees in trombone performance from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. His primary trombone instructors include Joseph Alessi, Dr. Per Brevig, Jay Evans and Dan Drill. Anthony studied composition with C.P. First, Avner Dorman, Thomas Cabaniss, and Nils Vigeland.
As a trombonist Mr. Barfield can be heard on recordings including Dvorak Symphony No. 7 & 8 (Malaysian Philharmonic), Donnie McClurkin's We Are All One (Live), Demondrae Thurman's Soliloquies with the University Of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Lisa McClendon's Live at the House of Blues and others. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Anthony has served as a teaching artist for Grammy-award-winning producer Phil Ramone's Children's Orchestra and with a member of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia. He has performed with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, Alabama Symphony, Mobile Symphony, and Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.
Known for his lyrical writing style, Barfield's compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has received commissions from groups such as the University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble and Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at the 2012 New York Wind Band Festival where his work Here We Rest was performed. In demand as a composer in residence, Mr. Barfield has worked with groups such as the University of Scranton Singers, Manhattan School of Music Brass Ensemble and The Baldwin Wind Symphony. He released his first composition album in the fall of 2013 titled The Works Of Anthony Barfield with the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble.
Mr. Barfield currently resides in New York City and works as an audio engineer at The Juilliard School.
Works for Winds
- Dreamcatcher (2018)
- Elements of Earth (2010)
- Here We Rest (2012)
- Heritage Concerto (2014)
- Invictus (2020)
- Mutiara (2011)
- Red Sky (2013)
- North Star (2016)
- The Tree of Life (2012)
- Anthony Barfield website Accessed 29 January 2019
- The Horizon Leans Forward, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 251-252.