Anthony Barfield

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Assistant Professor
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Anthony Barfield joined Boston Conservatory in 2022 to teach a brand new technology course titled “Intro to iPad Media.” He is a producer and composer based in New York City. His compositions have been performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Anthony has received commissions from organizations such as The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with performances by orchestras such as The Toronto Symphony, The Seattle Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. In 2012 he made his Carnegie Hall debut at the New York Wind Band Festival where his work "Here We Rest" was premiered. In demand as a composer-in-residence, Barfield has worked with groups such as The United States Marine Band "President’s Own” and has had performances at the Southwest, Northwest and Northeast College Bandmasters National Association. 

As a former trombonist, he has performed at halls such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center. He has performed with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, and Mobile Symphony.

Formerly the Media Production Manager for Juilliard Global Ventures, Barfield produced content for the Juilliard Open Studios app which was named by Apple as a Best New App in 2015.  After leaving his position at JGV he founded a music production company called Velocity Music, which has produced pop music for major artists such as the singer- songwriter Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, as well as scored music for independent feature films. Velocity Music has a production contract with Pologrounds Music, a subsidiary of SONY RCA records. 

Barfield holds degrees in trombone performance from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. Teachers include Joseph Alessi and Per Brevig. Barfield resides in New York City with his wife Alaina and Black Pug Gouda.

Awards and Recognition: 

  • Platinum and Gold Records - Chris Brown - Heartbreak on a Full Moon (2017)
  • Gold Record - Young MA - Petty Wap (2019)
  • Best of Brazilian Music - Connect Brazil (2021)

Recent Notable Work: 

  • Heritage Concerto (Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 2021) - Composer
  • Invictus (Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 2021) - Composer
  • Gravity (Seattle Symphony Orchestra, 2021) - Composer
  • Invictus (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 2020) - Composer
  • Miss America (2019) - Preliminary Judge