Named one of Boston's most stylish in 2012, Anthony Trecek-King is the Artistic Director and conductor of the award winning Boston Children's Chorus (BCC). Under his direction the youth chorus has earned a reputation as an ensemble of high distinction and in 2013 received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from the White House. The Boston Globe calls the choir "angelic and dazzling," while His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan heralds it as "superb," and conductor Federico Cortese lauds BCC as "one of the emerging forces in Boston music life." Trecek-King's performances have been heralded as "moving" and possessing a "surprising range of dynamics and depth of expression."
Over the past 8 seasons with BCC, Mr. Trecek-King has prepared choruses for performances with esteemed conductors including Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Simon Halsey, Federico Cortese, David Hoose, Gil Rose and Jeremy Lipsitts, has collaborated with a wide array of performers such as Yo Yo Ma, Melinda Doolittle, Patti Austin, Kyle and Chris Massey, Leslie Odem Jr., Cindy Blackman-Santana and NFL Star Patrick Chung and has established a unique music education curriculum that fosters independent thinking among young musicians. Students develop musical skills, such as sight-reading and ear training. They also receive leadership and life-skills training, including mentoring, fundraising, running workshops, and community service.
As a conductor and clinician Mr. Trecek-King has earned international recognition working with choirs and orchestras throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East, including the University of Cologne Chamber Choir, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, members of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the Juvenil Schola Cantorum, the University Simón Bolívar, Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and Polifonija, a state chorus of Lithuania. He spent a semester in residence at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany as a guest conductor of both the choir and orchestra. In 2005 and 2006 Mr. Trecek-King was the only American selected to participated in both the Eric Ericson Masterclass (Netherlands), and the Eric Ericson Award, an international conducting competition (Sweden). Recently he directed the American Choral Directors Association National Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir in Dallas, Texas, and conducted many other All State and festival choirs (Germany, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont).
In addition to Trecek-King's conducting work he hosted the choral music radio program "Together in Song" which aired on WCRB classical New England and WQXR radio in New York City and he has presented two talks and performance (2012 & 2014) for TEDx Boston. In the spring of 2014 he will play host on the new choral music television series "Sing That Thing." airing on WGBH-TV.
Before joining BCC, Mr. Trecek-King was a Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Artistic Director of the Nebraska Choral Arts Society, the state's oldest and largest community choral organization. He earned a B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from Florida State University and recently completed a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the Boston University. Born into an Air Force family from the South, Mr. Trecek-King spent most of his youth in North Dakota and Nebraska.
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Watch Anthony at TEDxBoston.