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Anthony Gray

Anthony Gray, Assistant Professor of Practice

Dr. Anthony Gray is currently Assistant Professor of Practice (Collaborative Piano) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He was previously Adjunct Instructor in Piano and Collaborative Pianist at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise as well as Collaborative Pianist at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Gray is active both as a collaborator and soloist. As a collaborator he has been a Resident Artist at Pittsburgh Festival Opera where he performed in cabaret and musical theatre performances as well as accompanied voice lessons for world-renown faculty including company-founder Mildred Miller. He has also accompanied master classes for such artists as Marianne Cornetti, Ollie Watts-Davis and Casey Robards. Recent achievements as a soloist include 2nd prize in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington's 2021 Young Artist Competition, 1st place (adult piano) in the US Central Region Semifinals of the 2021 Music International Grand Prix and a winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society's 2020 Major Auditions.

Dr. Gray graduated summa cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance where he received the Outstanding Student Award and was a Fine and Performing Arts Scholar in the Honors College. He completed both his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at West Virginia University where he was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship as an Opera Workshop Accompanist and Class Piano/Private Piano Instructor for both degrees. He studied with Cherry Smith, Dr. Chih-Long Hu, Dr. Esther Park, Dr. Ching-Wen Hsiao and Dr. Lucy Mauro.

Anthony Gray Office: Altgeld 207