Anderson earned a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Youngstown State University (1985). She also holds a master of music degree in vocal performance (1987) and a doctorate of musical arts in vocal performance and pedagogy (1993) from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, with a post-graduate certification in the alexander technique M.AmSAT (2003). Prior to joining Milligan’s faculty, Anderson taught applied voice, voice class, diction, vocal pedagogy, art song literature, the alexander technique and chorus. She has served as opera workshop director and musical theatre coach at several colleges and universities, including Towson University in Maryland, Virginia Intermont College and ETSU.
Anderson is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Choral Directors Association, the American Society for the Alexander Technique and the Kingsport Music Club. She has presented workshops on voice and the alexander technique in various organizations, churches, choirs, high schools and universities across the U.S. For more information visit www.canderson.com.
She is now a retired Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music, but she still teaches at Milligan in an adjunct fashion.