Anthony C. Ferreira
Anthony C. Ferreira (ASCAP) is a composer, conductor, educator, and filmmaker based in New England. Ferreira has led the gamut of ensembles, from chamber and symphonic choirs to chamber and symphonic orchestras. Ferreira has conducted several world premieres of both his and others' works, including Salmodia for String Orchestra (Matsui), and Ode to Music: A Mass for Choir and Orchestra (Ferreira).
As a composer, Ferreira has written for a variety of instrumentations, but most enjoys writing for choir and orchestra. His œuvre includes dozens of works for choir, orchestra, concert band, chamber ensembles of uncommon pairings, and four full-length musicals. As a producer and songwriter, he has written and produced six albums of varied genres and enjoys an active career writing and producing for local singers and rappers.
As an educator, Ferreira has been recognized as a quarterfinalist for the 2024 GRAMMY® Music Educator of the Year award. His most recent article, Reaching All Learners In The Music Classroom, has been published in Music Notes, a publication of the Idaho Music Educators Association.
Ferreira's most recent short film, The Dinner, which he wrote and directed, was an Official Selection of the 2023 Bridgeport Film Festival.
As an in-demand Music Director, Ferreira has conducted Spring Awakening (UMass Amherst); Bare: A Pop Opera (Amherst College); Urinetown (Amherst College); Annie (Arena Civic Theater); Runaways (UMass Amherst); Addams Family (Suffield High); and several world premieres, including Trebles in Paradise (UMass Amherst).
He holds a B.Mus. in Composition from UMass Amherst and a M.Mus in Choral Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Ferreira currently serves as the Director of Vocal Music at Suffield High School, the Director of Music for the Second Baptist Church of Suffield, and the Artistic Director of the Auxilium Singers.