Instrumental Music Compositions
Anthony Susi has been teaching music in Connecticut schools at the middle, high school and college level since 1985. His diverse experience as a band director has provided him a unique understanding of the aesthetic appeal and technical needs for compositions written at various levels. This is evident by the number of commissions he receives each year from both middle and high school band directors since 1998. Some of his works published by Grand Mesa Music and C.L. Barnhouse have recently been noted in Instrumentalist magazine (Portrait of a Patriot) and made the top 100 lists by Band World International (Last Rose of Summer) and the CT Chapter of ASBDA (Aurora Borealis & The Race). Mr. Susi’s Harvest Fair was performed at the 2018 MidWest Band Clinic and the 2017 Western MA Jr. High All-State Band.
Anthony Susi is proud to have his following band pieces published outside of SusiMusic:
Harvest Fair - Grand Mesa Music Pub. Co.
Portrait of a Patriot - Grand Mesa Music Pub. Co.
The Last Rose of Summer - Grand Mesa Music Pub. Co.
Epic Expeditions (Field Show) - Grand Mesa Music Pub. Co.
Aurora Borealis - C.L. Barnhouse Music Co.
A Fond Farewell - C.L. Barnhouse Music Co (set for release Spring 2019)
Tornado Alley - C.L. Barnhouse Music Co (set for release Spring 2019)
Goldn Heart - Grand Mesa Music Co. (set for release Spring 2019)
Anthony Susi often serves as guest conductor at honors band festivals for both middle and high school musicians throughout his native state, as well as in Mass. and Rhode Island. He has presented numerous state conference workshops and contributed articles for publication in Band World, CMEA, MEJ, and SBO on music pedagogy. He has also been invited to adjudicate both jazz and concert band festivals in Connecticut. His performing ensembles have been featured many times at CMEA and MENC Eastern Division Conferences and have earned Superior ratings and top honors at adjudication festivals throughout the Eastern states.
Outside of music education, Mr. Susi has also composed and recorded six CDs of original music in a variety of genres (available on iTunes, Spotify & Amazon Music) that have been featured on “Best of CT” compilation discs and the soap opera, “As the World Turns”. He is an active solo artist on guitar, keyboard and vocals, performing regularly at several establishments around his home state.
In addition to teaching and composing, he can be found performing at several venues in CT (see his performance website for upcoming shows and original adult contemporary music).
About The Composer