Composer and saxophonist Anna Meadors is one of the founding members of Baltimore-based ensemble Three Red Crowns (with composer and bassist John Paul Carillo) which performs her original compositions drawing from minimalism, classical, jazz and rock music. She has performed her music at the NOVO Festival hosted by the Windup Space and Mobtown Studios, Artscape 2011 and 2012, Baltimore’s Creative Alliance at the Patterson, the Delancey (New York, NY), Spectrum (New York, NY), Redtail (Boston, MA) and Cafe Nola (Frederick, MD) as well as at UNC Greensboro’s New Music Festival 2013. Her pieces are featured on Three Red Crowns’ first two albums and the Baltimore City Paper’s Summer 2013 Music Playlist, and her improvisation can be heard on jazz-rock trio Joy On Fire‘s first album and on the Flying Dog Music Vol. 1: Baltimore compilation.
In addition to her work with her ensembles, she has had her music performed by the UNCG new music ensemble, Present~Continuous, at Wintrop University, SC and Georgia State University, GA and Rhymes with Opera at JACK (Brooklyn, NY) and Area 405 (Baltimore, MD), and by members of the Fifth House Ensemble at the Fresh Inc Festival in June of 2014. Anna has been commissioned by Rhymes With Opera to compose a chamber opera for their company, which will be premiered in the Spring of 2015.
She graduated from the Peabody Conservatory in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance, where she studied saxophone with Gary Louie and Gary Thomas, and composition with Dr. David Smooke. Anna is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Composition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she has received a Graduate Assistantship and Greensboro Graduate Scholar award and is studying composition with Dr. Mark Engebretson and Dr. Alejandro Rutty.
Along with composing and performing, Anna is a live sound technician, and is beginning to pursue audio recording, both live and in studio. She also enjoys playing racquetball and watching David Lynch films.
Anna Meadors – Of Lightness
for flute, flute, oboe, oboe, clarinet, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, bass