Anthony Barfield - Executive Director
Anthony Barfield is a Composer and Producer based in New York City. Known for his lyrical writing style, his compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. Anthony has received commissions from groups such as The University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble and Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at the 2012 New York Wind Band Festival where his work "Here We Rest" was performed. In demand as a composer in residence, Mr. Barfield has had performances at College Bandmasters National Association and has worked with groups such as The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own." Anthony released his first composition album in the fall of 2013 titled "Chapter II" with The University of Alabama Wind Ensemble. Anthony studied composition with C.P. First, Avner Dorman, Thomas Cabaniss, and Nils Vigeland.
As a former trombonist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Anthony also has served as a Teaching Artist for Grammy-award-winning producer Phil Ramone's Children's Orchestra and recently joined the Evening Division Faculty at the Juilliard School. He has performed with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, Alabama Symphony, Mobile Symphony, and Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.
Anthony holds a faculty position at The Juilliard School where he teaches Music Production. He holds degrees in trombone performance from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music and currently resides in New York City with his wife and pug.
ORRIN WILSON - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Orrin M. Wilson, "Blak Zelda" is a producer and studio musician based in New York City. Prior on this amazing journey, Blak Zelda has performed with many multi-platinum artists including; Busta Rhymes, Mystikal, and Destiny's Child to name a few. Blak Zelda studied jazz and classical music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and received a PHD in Music from The University of Nebraska. He has also performed in many major venues in New York including Symphony Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and abroad including La Scala, in Milan and Verdi Theatre in Rome.
While studying music at Manhattan School of Music, his interest grew into producing music and designing sounds. Blak Zelda is 1/2 of the producing team Velocity Music and serves at the Creative Director of the company. Many of his accomplishments include several degrees in music and collaborations with many professionals in the jazz and the classical world.
Walker Higgins - Video Production Manager
Walker Higgins is passionate about producing videos of the highest quality. Having worked at The Juilliard School as a Media Production Specialist and Creative Director, and in many different roles in independent film, he is resourceful, has a deep well of experience from which to draw, and is adept at taking a vision and turning it into a reality. He is committed to artistic integrity, professionalism, and getting projects done on time and under budget.