Anthony Piccolo earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied piano, orchestral conducting, and composition. He studied further at the Britten-Pears School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he was a repetiteur in the opera studio. Returning to the states he joined the staff of the New York City Opera and in 2009 took up his current position as Children’s Chorus Director at the Metropolitan Opera.
As a pianist, he has performed at the National Gallery, the Smithsonian, the David H. Koch Theater, Merkin Concert Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He has been commissioned to write for, among others, the Atlantic Three Choirs Festival, Bath Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral, the Oakham School, the Harrow School, the Southampton Chamber Music Festival and the Fairfield Orchestra.