Dr. Anthony (Tony) Sanders

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Sanders is a professional trumpeter based in Winona, MN. Originally from Brooten, MN, Sanders is also a collaborative pianist, organist, and conductor. Dr. Sanders teaches teaches applied trumpet and jazz combo at Winona State University and also serves as the collaborative pianist for the WSU Concert Choir.

Prior to his appointment at Winona State, Sanders spent four years teaching at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC. Sanders performs with The King's Brass ensemble, which tours nationally during the summer, December, and January. He also plays trumpet with the Winona Symphony Orchestra and La Crosse Wind Symphony. Prior to his graduate studies, Sanders taught fifth through twelfth grade band and choir in Browerville, MN and performed extensively for musical organizations in central Minnesota. Sanders studied classical piano for nine years as a child, and through his work as a collaborative pianist, he has developed a specialized skill of teaching trumpet students from the keyboard.

A versatile musician, Sanders enjoys performing in both classical and jazz genres and is an active freelancer. Recent highlights include performing with the Charlotte Symphony Brass Quintet, the UNCG Faculty Brass Quintet, and a performance of J.S. Bach’s BWV 51 on Baroque Trumpet. Sanders performs on equipment by Yamaha, Schilke, Parke, and Pickett Brass.Sanders holds degrees from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (DMA), North Dakota State University (MM), and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN (BM).