Anthony Cabrera enjoys a versatile career as a teacher and singer. Since receiving his degree in music from the University of Miami in 1999, he has worked under the baton of a number of conductors including James Judd (Florida Philharmonic Orchestra) Michael Tilson Thomas (The New World Symphony) and Alain Lombard (Florida Concert Association). He has had two successful tours in Spain singing the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
Cabrera is the Assistant Director of Music Ministries at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) where he directs Cantáte – the youth performance ensemble - and the Youth and Adult Bell Choirs. He is a singer with the Chancel Choir and CGCC’s professional vocal ensemble in residence. For the national UCC, he sits on the Praise Song Advisory Team as well as the General Synod Worship Planning Advisory Team.
He is the Choral Director at the Young Women’s Preparatory Academy – Miami Dade County Public Schools’ single gender public preparatory academy for girls where he also teaches Humanities, AP Music Theory and AP European History. In his career as a teacher, he has been named Rookie Teacher of the Year (Coral Gables High School 2000) and Teacher of the Year (Coral Gables High School 2006 and Young Women’s Preparatory Academy 2008)
Cabrera is a member of Jubilate a vocal ensemble that specialized in Gospel music, African American Spirituals and the music of the Caribbean.
He has conducted performances of West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein) and Lucia de Lamermoor (Gaetano Donizetti). He has also been at the podium as a conductor for the MDCPS Superintendents Honors Festival Middle School Choir (2005) and from 2002 – 2005 for the University Of Miami Frost School Of Music Choral Camp.
He is a member of the America Choral Directors Association (ACDA).