Anwar Robinson is presently living his best life with an impressive range of public service and career accomplishments as a recording/performing artist, private school educator, front singer of a touring orchestra, Creative Arts Director, Master of Voice Pedagogy, piano instructor, vocal coach to the stars, and of course his powerful voice will always be notably recognized for achieving a Top Finalist position on the world renowned televised competition AMERICAN IDOL. Anwar is currently the Director of Programs at Education Through Music (ETM), an organization that partners with under-resourced schools to provide music education as a core subject for all students. As a product of underserved communities, Anwar credits music for his ability to soar above and beyond expectations and is committed to reshaping education to enhance students' academic performance, development and potential. Included in chapters of Anwar's intentional résumé is the completion of his tenure as Artistic Music Director at United Palace of Spiritual Arts, Inc. (formerly known as United Christian Evangelistic Association). Anwar is a former member of the Board of Directors of United Palace of Cultural Arts, Inc. Anwar also served four years as a Music Educator and Director of Creative Arts at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, is a certified cohort member of NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) and also has an additional decade of teaching experience in the public school system. Anwar has produced youth enrichment programs for Charter Schools and forged a résumé of working relationships with The Harlem School of Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and National Dance Institute. Anwar also has been an inspirational speaker, musician, and vocalist at many renowned faith-based institutions including The Marble Collegiate Church, and Abyssinian Baptist Church. In honor and continuation of Black History, Anwar is presently working with the award winning theater producer, visionary and playwright Ms. Vy Higginsen and serves as the Music Director for her latest creation "Vy Higginsen’s Harlem Sings Jazz," a tribute to our legends and pioneering artists of Jazz — Presented by Mama Foundation for the Arts, at Harlem’s historic Minton’s Playhouse. Anwar is humbled to pay tribute and work directly with many greats who he envisioned and looked up to during his youth, and is currently realizing the manifestation of what he calls the Intentional Universe Alignment of his journey, gifts, preparation and experiences. Anwar's brand of music ministry and professional career in entertainment fully launched shortly after accomplishing his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education & Voice at Westminster Choir College | Rider University. Anwar was once a member of a short-lived R&B group that signed with music industry legend Clive Davis. Anwar then built the groundwork to transition into a successful indie solo recording artist, wrote and released the contemporary inspirational song titled "CHOSEN", landed the principal role of Tom Collins in the touring company of RENT, starred as Jesus in GODSPELL, cast in the workshop of E. Lynn Harris' Invisible Life Music with Ashford & Simpson, and garnered national exposure that lead to working with countless Pop, R&B and Broadway artists including Patti Labelle, Carole Bayer Sager, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Lillias White, The Clark Sisters, Kelly Price, Peggi Blu, Carrie Underwood, and more.
Anwar is managed and partnered with the international branding firm JW2 Entertainment LLC and he is a co-founder and trustee of the Williams-Robinson Music Academy currently operating in Long Island NY. Anwar is performing with Code Bleu | Skyline Orchestras and preparing for his 11 city motivational speaking and concert tour. To inquire about a live performance by Anwar Robinson, or to set up a gospel music workshop, private voice and classical piano lessons, or a tailored music program for your community organization, please visit www.anwarrobinson.com Contact Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for business and legal affairs.