Anwar Robinson is presently living his best life as a recording artist, educator, front singer of a touring orchestra, choir conductor, and Director of Creative Arts. Anwar is currently the Music Director at New York's United Palace Theater, a landmark institution and transformational organization that fuses culture, spirituality, and entertainment. Anwar also continues to fulfill his passion and career in education as he holds a leadership position as Director of Academic Outreach and is a consultant for a private school where he develops advanced curriculum and creative arts enrichment programs that reinforce diversity, inclusiveness and community involvement. Anwar is a cohort member of NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) and earned their certification for emerging leaders. His early career in education began shortly after accomplishing his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education & Voice at Westminster Choir College | Rider University and then became a public school educator of voice, music theory, and piano. Anwar simultaneously was a member of a young short-lived R&B group that signed with music industry legend Clive Davis. Anwar then built the groundwork to transition into a successful independent solo recording career that garnered national exposure, landed a principal role in the touring company of RENT the musical, GODSPELL, the original workshop of E. Lynn Harris' Invisible Life, and he is most notably recognized for achieving a top finalist position on the world renowned televised competition AMERICAN IDOL.
After completing the American Idol Live Tour and recordings alongside friend and season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, Anwar progressed to headline his own concerts, wrote and released the inspirational single "Chosen" – a song inspired by a personal family member and dedicated to cancer survivors. The strength of his heartfelt message and dynamic vocal range took flight within the gospel community which allowed Anwar to perform gospel and jazz concerts abroad, sing, conduct mass choirs, vocal coach, compose, arrange, and play piano for countless, Pop, R&B, Broadway, and Christian Contemporary artists including Patti Labelle, Ashford & Simpson, Carole Bayer Sager, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Lillias White, Kelly Price and more. With much on his plate, in addition to focusing on the completion of his Master's Degree, Anwar is currently performing and enjoys singing with the amazing Code Bleu | Skyline Orchestras. Anwar is managed and partnered with the international branding firm JW2 Entertainment and he is a trustee of the Williams-Robinson Music Academy.
To inquire about a live performance by Anwar Robinson or to set up a gospel music workshop, private voice coaching, piano or tailored music program for your community organization, please visit www.anwarrobinson.com.
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