Anthony Di Sanza

Alfred Author-Anthony Di Sanza

Anthony Di Sanza, an active international performer and educator, has performed, presented master classes, and held residencies in North America, Europe and Asia. Active in a wide variety of Western and non-Western percussive areas, Mr. Di Sanza may be heard on a numerous CD recordings with a variety of artists and ensembles, including; Sole Nero - Piano and Percussion Duo, Linda Maxey with Galaxy Percussion, Keiko Abe and the Michigan Chamber Players, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, and the Reptile Palace Orchestra.

Mr. Di Sanza tours regularly in solo and chamber settings, and has performed with numerous orchestras as timpanist or percussionist. He currently holds the position of principal percussionist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Anthony has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention on four separate occasions (with Keiko Abe, Takayoshi Yoshioka and Sole Nero) and regularly studies and performs music from Brazil and the Middle East.

In addition to his orchestral, solo, and chamber performances, Mr. Di Sanza is regularly involved in the commissioning and/or premiering of new works from a variety composers on three continents, including; Akira Nishimura, Maki Ishii, Kaoru Wada, Dave Hollinden, Laura Elise Schwendinger, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Michael Udow, Keiko Abe,, Joel Naumann, and Joseph Koykkar.

Anthony Di Sanza earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Youngstown State University, and he holds the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in percussion performance from the University of Michigan. He has studied with Michael Udow, Abdul Hamid Alwan, Julie Spencer, Salvatore Rabbio, Wagner Alabè and Joseph Parlink. Currently Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anthony is an endorser of Sabian Cymbals, Black Swamp Percussion, Encore Mallets and is an educational endorser for Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets.

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