Anthony Giamanco was born in Detroit, Michigan and has been a professional musician since the age of 17. He attended Eastern Michigan University, where his musical studies included voice, piano, organ, and composition. Tony is currently Director of Creative Arts and Worship at Shalom Lutheran Church in Pinckney, where he oversees the adult and children’s choirs, a brass quartet, and a contemporary ensemble.
His compositions appear in the catalogues of numerous publishers (GIA, Augsburg Fortress, Lorenz, Musika Publishing, Alfred, and Paraclete Press, to name a few), and includes works for choir, piano, organ, handbell, solo voice, and chamber ensembles.
Under the auspices of the University of Detroit-Mercy music and drama departments, Tony composed a score for an English adaptation of an ancient Greek tragedy, “The Libation Bearers”, which was first performed in the ruins of open-air amphitheatres throughout Greece. For five seasons he served as music director of the Dearborn Youth Theatre. He has received composition awards for his original works and arrangements, which include the vocal solo “Christmas Again”; a TTBB a cappella setting of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; and an original setting of “The Lord’s Prayer” for voice and piano.
Tony resides in South Lyon, Michigan. His website is anthonygiamanco.com.