Current and former conducting positions

Current Positions:

2018-present               Conductor, Make Music New York Festivals

conducts twice yearly (Summer and Winter Solstice) performances of Mozart Requiem (summer) and Mobile Hallelujah (winter)  with volunteer singers and instrumentalists.

2001-present               Director, Putnam Chorale

conducts 4-5 concerts per season, including major choral works with professional orchestra and soloists, annual Messiah sing-along, summer sing, annual Boscobel holiday performances, and community events.

1986-present               Conductor, Downtown Symphony

            conducts 4-5 concerts per season, including annual Messiah sing-along, annual Opera on the Terrace, children’s concerts, as well as orchestral concerts of standard and unusual repertoire.

1984-present               Conductor/Music Director, American Chamber Opera Company

conducts 4-6 operas per season for four performances each, including 28 premieres to date.


Past Positions:

2011                             Music Director, Chapel Concerts at Murray Hill/Kips Bay

prepared and conducted a concert of works for string orchestra, including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (complete), and other smaller works.  (Production ended after first concert).

1978-85                       Conductor, Baruch Faculty Chamber Orchestra

prepared and conducted concerts of orchestral works for small orchestras.

1977-80                       Conductor, Columbia University Chamber Orchestra

prepared and conducted programs of orchestral works for small orchestras.

1976-80                       Conductor, Columbia Composers Ensemble

prepared and conducted  premieres of works composed by graduate composition students, with some of New York’s best New Music performers.

1973-present               Guest Conductor

with various professional and amateur groups in the greater New York area.

1973                            Principal Conductor, Boston Ballet production of Peter and the Wolf

conducted a two week (twice-daily) run of performances of Prokofiev’s classic work for children, with celebrity narrators Cyril Ritchard, James Earl Jones, and Celeste Holm.

1970-74                       Director, Columbia University Jazz Band

prepared and conducted performances of a 20 piece jazz band, with both standard and new repertoire.

1970-71                        Music Director/Conductor, Barnard Gilbert and Sullivan Society

prepared and conducted multiple performances of selected works of the G&S canon.



         Dr. Anderson has conducted various professional and amateur groups in a great variety of venues in and around New York City, including Weill Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall, NYC), Paramount Theatre ( NYC), Charles Ives Hall (Danbury, CT), and even massed choirs in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.