In addition to teaching applied percussion in the Nazareth College Community Music Program, Anthony Calabrese directs the Hobart and William Smith Colleges percussion ensemble in Geneva, New York. He has held positions at West Chester and Shippensburg Universities in Pennsylvania and at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. He has taught percussion methods, applied percussion, and has directed and arranged music for concert and marching ensembles since the 1990s.
Calabrese has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the RPO Marimba Band, Rochester Lyric Opera, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Elgin Symphony (IL), the Orchestra of the Southern Finger lakes, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and with in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under late conductors Pierre Boulez and Lorin Maazel. He won the grand prize in the Italy Percussive Arts Society's Days of Percussion competition in 2006, over roughly 42 competitors.
Calabrese holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Music and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Calabrese has also studied at Ithaca College and is a NYS certified teacher.
Calabrese has also served on the board of Geneva Concerts.