Anthony Suter (b. 1979, Indiana), a native of rural Indiana, received his undergraduate degree in music composition from the University of Southern California in 2002, his M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Michigan, and his D.M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Suter has studied with noted American composers William Bolcom, Susan Botti, Stephen Hartke and Frank Ticheli. He has received honors and awards from the American Composers Forum, the University of Michigan, ASCAP, College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, the British and International Bass Forum, and the Youth Music Forum in Kiev. Recently he has served as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida during an opera residency.
Anthony Suter's music has been heard in nearly every major U.S. city, as well as a growing list of international venues. His works include three chamber operas, chamber and orchestral music, and several works for wind ensemble. His principle teachers have included William Bolcom, Susan Botti, Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke, Bright Sheng, Frank Ticheli, and Dan Welcher. He holds degrees in composition from the universities of Southern California, Michigan and Texas.
Suter has received awards from the National Opera Association, the College Band Director's National Association, ASCAP, Associazione Culturale Musicale "Euritmia," the British and International Bass Forum, Concorso 2 Agosto, and the Texas String Project.
In addition to composing, Suter will be authoring a chapter for the next volume of the GIA Publications series Composers on Composing for Band. He has a deep interest in music for younger musicians and is a vocal advocate for public school music programs, often serving as a guest conductor and clinician for K-12 music programs.
Dr. Suter joined the University of Redlands faculty in the fall of 2008, where he teaches composition and music theory.
Works for Winds
- As We Shine Over Waterless Seas
- Dance (Fragments)
- Dancing at Stonehenge (2007)
- Sparking Angels (2010)
- Anthony Suter website
- Anthony Suter, Wikipedia Accessed 13 September 2017
- Bianco, Christopher. "Dancing at Stonehenge." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 330-338. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
- Kish, David. "Sparkling Angels." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 453-458. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.