American trumpeter and composer Anthony Plog (born 1947). The music of Anthony Plog has been performed in over 30 countries around the world. He is the recipient of numerous grants and commissions, including the National Endowment for the Arts ( for the American Brass Quintet), the Malmo Symphony ( Sweden ), Nick Norton and the Utah Symphony, the Summit Brass, the GECA Brass Ensemble in France, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, the University of Texas at Austin, and the St. Louis Brass Quintet.
At the beginning of his compositional career Mr. Plog wrote almost exclusively for brass, and was published by several of the top brass publishers, including Western International Music and Brass Press. From 1992-2001 his exclusive publisher was Editions BIM of Switzerland.
Lately Anthony Plog has broadened his compositional horizons, and now writes in many different mediums. He has written three childrens operas. Other new works recently completed include a Trumpet Sonata and 2 Horn Concerti.
His brass works have been required pieces on a number of international brass competitions, including the ARD competition in Munich, Germany, and also competitions in Porcia, Italy, Toulon, France, Brno, Czech Republic, and Lieksa, Finland. Most of his brass music has been recorded, with several pieces receiving 4 or more recordings.