T e s t i m o n i a l s
It's been a pleasure to work with Tony on three works, two solo voice pieces ("Prairie Dawn" and "Charlotte's Lullaby") and one trio ("Carrying My Cross"), because of his ability to combine his sure sense of compositional voice with the skills and unique abilities of his collaborative musicians. I have loved exploring the evocative text setting he uses in each work. I look forward to hearing and singing more of his vocal writing in the future!
Megan Ihnen, Mezzo-Soprano
My ensemble, Apollo Chamber Players (ACP), had the pleasure of working with Tony Manfredonia during a Composition Symposium at Texas A&M University in January 2016. Mr. Manfredonia was the winning composer of a competition in which ACP was a judge; we performed his winning work at the George H. Bush Library in Bryan, TX, for an eclectic and enthusiastic mix of music lovers both young and old.
Matthew J. Detrick, Artistic/Executive Director of Apollo Chamber Players
I collaborated with Tony on Ludum Dare 35, and he was lovely to work with. His orchestral experience really came into play on the fixed-timer game with a score that increased in tension in a perfect match to the gameplay. It really helped sell the mood of the game (part silly, part scary). With easy, remote communication and flexibility in the face of the unknown of a 72 hour game jam, he was quick to come up with solutions to potential music-related technical hurdles appropriate for the time constraints of the jam. Highly recommended, would jam with again.
Lisa Brown, Game Designer
Working with Tony Manfredonia has been a very positive experience. He is a very prepared composer, open, motivated and very communicative. The feedback he provided to our performer was simple, clear and detailed, never compromising his freedom of interpretation. I recommend him as a skilled composer and I'm glad to have is work published on RMN Classical.
Rick Romano, Music Executive and Label Director of RMN Music
A professional attitude and great work ethic is what you can expect from working with Tony. If you need things done and done well, Tony is the person to go to. He iterates on feedback, delivers on time and creates amazing music. I can’t wait to work with him again in the future.
Valentina Chrysostomou, Game Designer
I've had the fortunate experience to work with Tony a couple of times now, and already I can feel myself digging around for excuses to wander into a collaboration again. We met by chance during a game jam and I was immediately blown away by how quickly and (seemingly) effortless he could throw together music of varying complexity and styles. Further tested, when I commissioned him to explore the same tune in different genres for my channel, he was easy to work with and the music was delivered both faster and better than expected!
Will White, Animator, Voice Actor and "Let's Player"