Anthony Barbera earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from North Carolina School of the Arts University. Later, he worked on his Masters in Music Composition at the University of Massachusetts where he earned a teaching fellowship and won numerous composition awards, including a first place in the BMI Young Composers Award competition for voice and orchestra. During graduate studies in London and Berlin, he developed a profound interest in literature that has inspired three novels and three screenplays.
Anthony Barbera's novels, in order of publication: Catching Baby Moses, The First Rains of October, and Jonah In the Time of the Kings. His screenplays include, An American Psalm as well as an adaptation of his novel Catching Baby Moses and his newest work Assurity.