Anna Meadors composer & saxophonist

Anna Meadors


Composer and saxophonist Anna Meadors is one of the founding members of Baltimore-based ensemble Three Red Crowns; working with composer and bassist John Paul Carillo, the ensemble (amplified string quartet, sax, bass, drums, voice) plays their original compositions. She has performed her music at Baltimore’s NOVO Festival, Artscape 2011 and 2012, and at New Music Greensboro 2013 and 2014. She is also lead soloist in the jazz-rock trio Joy On Fire, which tours actively along the East Coast and was the ensemble-in-residence at the Cupping Room Cafe in NYC in May 2016.

In addition to her work with Three Red Crowns and Joy on Fire, has received commissions and performances from ensembles including Rhymes With Opera, UNCG Percussion, Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, Echo Chamber and Isaura String Quartet. Manifesto on the Ledge, a chamber opera commissioned by Rhymes With Opera, was premiered in May 2015 in New York City. She has been a fellow at Yale School of Music’s Norfolk New Music Workshop, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, So Percussion’s Summer Institute at Princeton University and the LA Philharmonic’s National Composer Intensive.

She graduated from the Peabody Conservatory in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music, where she studied saxophone with Gary Louie and composition with David Smooke. Anna recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master of Music in Composition, where she studied with Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty and Steven Bryant. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Composition at Princeton University as a Naumburg Doctoral Fellow.

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Upcoming Performances

April 28 - F-PLUS, Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY, premiering Doorways

April 29 - F-PLUS, Holy Trinity Church, Manhattan, NY, performing Doorways

May 9 - ensemble mise-en, PRISM Series, Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA, performing Flight

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