Anthony Susi, composer with Grand Mesa Strings.

Anthony Susi

Anthony Susi has been teaching music in Connecticut schools at the middle, high school, and collegiate level since 1985. He often serves as a guest conductor at honors band festivals for both middle and high school musicians throughout his native state as well as in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mr. Susi has presented numerous state conference workshops and contributed articles for publication in CMEA, Band world, MEJ, and SBO on music pedagogy. He has also been invited frequently to adjudicate both jazz and concert band festivals in Connecticut and serves as an adjudicator for Fantastic Festivals & CMEA. His performing ensembles have been featured many times at CMEA and MENC Eastern Division Conferences and have earned Superior ratings and top honors at adjudication festivals throughout the Eastern states.

Some of his published works have been noted in The Instrumentalist magazine, JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice and the top 100 lists by Band world magazine and the CT Chapter of ASBDA. As of the Spring 2022, he will have 37 works available for Concert, Jazz, Marching and Flex Band along with String Orchestra.

Outside of music education, Mr. Susi has also composed and recorded seven CDs of original music in a variety of genres that have been featured on Best of CT compilation discs and the soap opera, As the World Turns. In addition to composing and teaching, he is an active solo artist on guitar, keyboard, and vocals, performing regularly at several establishments around his home state.