Currently working as a freelance musician in central North Carolina, Tony can be seen performing as a substitute and extra with the North Carolina Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Carolina Ballet and NC Opera, and is a founding member of the Boylan Brass.
Tony is the Artistic Director for the Triangle Brass Band, winning the 3rd section in 2018 and runner up in 2019 at the NABBA Championships. From 2001-2013, he was the Director of the Triangle Youth Brass Band program, building it from 17 students to over 70 in two bands and winning 6 official NABBA Youth Section Championships. Tony is the current President of the North American Brass Band Association.
In addition to this, Tony maintains a private studio of high school and middle school students, and regularly runs sectionals for school bands. Tony is an adjudicator for marching bands and teaches brass techniques for several local and visible programs in NC. Tony is also the Brass Supervisor for Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.
Tony attended the University of Kentucky, and has also studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Towson State University in Maryland.