Ever since his first piano lessons at age 8, Anthony Constantino
has been playing and making music. During his time as a pianist and as a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, he always enjoyed creating his own music and eventually participated in the Young Composers Program through the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14. Through this opportunity, participants are able to have their compositions read and receive feedback from professional orchestral musicians, allowing them to get a head start on developing their compositional voice and prepare to compose professionally.
By the time Anthony began his undergraduate career at the Manhattan School of Music, he already had three orchestral pieces completed. A few years later, he had completed his masters' education at UCLA and is now in the process of completing his doctorate dissertation, also at UCLA. With dozens of completed works under his belt, Composium interviewed him about his compositional style, his process, and his take on the world of composition.