Tony Alonso is a theologian and composer whose work is animated by the diverse needs of the contemporary church.
A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, Tony's compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. His music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. In 2015, this work was recognized with an invitation to compose the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States.
Tony's scholarly work lies at the intersection of liturgical theology, sacramental theology, ecclesiology, and cultural studies. He has presented at scholarly and pastoral conferences and events across North America and Europe. He has also authored several essays and articles in journals such as Modern Theology, Worship, Liturgy, and many others. Tony holds a Bachelor of Music in choral conducting from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in theology from Loyola Marymount University, and he is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. He currently serves as Visiting Instructor in the Practice of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies at Candler School of the Theology.