Ron J. Anderson
- Office Location:
- Oliphant Hall B02 / 307
- (714) 744-2113 / (714) 744-2120
- California State University, Long Beach, Master of Music in Performance
University of Arizona, Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano
Ron Anderson holds a doctoral degree in Piano Performance, as well as degrees in Opera and Composition, and has enjoyed success in all three endeavors. In addition to his long list of operatic roles, he has been regularly featured as soloist (both as a pianist and a vocalist) with several orchestras throughout Southern California, including Torrance Symphony, the Marina Symphony, the Cypress Pops Orchestra, and the Redlands Bowl.
His choral compositions have been received enthusiastically, and have won competitions and critical acclaim. His symphonic fanfare, Citius, Altius, Fortius was premiered in 2005 with the Cypress Pops Orchestra and won 1st Prize in the MTAC Composers Today Competition in 2006. Dr. Anderson also won 1st Prize with his Gethsemane for string quartet in 2007, and again with his Nightfall, for solo piano in 2008.
Dr. Anderson has taught at Chapman University, Biola University, Bethesda University, University of Arizona, CSU, Long Beach, LA City College, and LA Trade Tech College. He has also maintained his own private studio, which has produced several winners in Composers Today, MTNA and other competitions. He is in demand as an adjudicator and lecturer in a variety of musical disciplines, and has judged for the MTNA Composition Competition, the Reno Youth Music Festival, the Yamaha International Junior Original Concert, and the Composers Today State Contest. Dr. Anderson serves as the State Chair for the Composers Today Young Composers Guild.