B I O G R A P HY
Tony is composer and orchestrator for video games and concert halls living in Petoskey, MI. He provides a multi-layered and sensory experience through expressive, colorful orchestration and intricate melodic counterpoint.
He adds sonic perspectives to stories, environments, and everything in between through massive orchestral productions, as well as intimate atmospheres. Occasionally, he creates work as a singer-songwriter, blending his orchestral expertise with indie rock. Rose Water was his debut album in this style.
Tony's music and orchestrations have been played worldwide, with performances and readings from renowned ensembles such as Apollo Chamber Players, the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO), the University of Cambridge Concert Band, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
From riveting chamber music, such as his piece, Snow | Wind | Ice | Tranquility — commissioned by the GVSU New Music Ensemble, to the darker tones of his first opera, Ghost Variations — premiered by the Thompson Street Opera Company — Tony embeds his compositional voice into a multitude of a styles and instrumentations.
Living the life of a video game composer, Tony constructs sonic spaces and emotionally-driven tracks to enliven each game's world. His most recent, completed soundtracks are that for Kharon's Crypt and The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines. Bridging the gap between “game music” and “contemporary classical music,” he continually strives to have his soundtracks performed, drawing in new audiences to the world of classical music. One example is his Suite from Kharon's Crypt, an orchestra-plus-choir medley, premiered by the WMGSO. Currently, he is working on Call of Saregnar, a 90's CRPG, TombSweeper by tinyDino Games, Sundae Sailing by Snuti, and EverCraft Online.
Many of his projects involve also sacred music: the full, orchestral score for Saint Luke Productions' latest drama, Tolton: From Slave to Priest, their upcoming film, Heart of Mercy, as well as a Wind Symphony piece commissioned by Strake Jesuit in Houston, TX, titled Joyfully We Adore Thee.
For more of Tony's work, head to his Catalogue page for all of the above and more!
Recent awards include Brazosport Symphony Orchestra's Composer Competition, the inaugural Texas A&M University’s Composition Competition and Symposium, Symphony Number One's Fourth Call for Scores as a semi-finalist, and a Merit Award in the Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition.