Anthony Calabrese won the grand prize in the Italy Percussive Arts Society’s Days of Percussion competition in 2006, over roughly 42 competitors. He has held positions at West Chester and Shippensburg Universities in Pennsylvania, as well as at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, and was a graduate assistant at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. In addition to teaching percussion in Nazareth College's Community Music Program, he directs the Hobart and William Smith Colleges percussion ensemble in Geneva, New York.
He holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Music and Performer's Certificate from Eastman School of Music. Calabrese has also studied at Ithaca College and is a NYS certified teacher.
Calabrese performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Marimba Band, the Binghamton Symphony, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger lakes, and has performed and recorded with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. As an associate of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Calabrese performed under conductors Pierre Boulez and Lorin Maazel.
Calabrese currently serves on the board of Geneva Concerts, which brings professional music and dance concerts and outreach programs to Geneva New York from around the world.