Douglas Anderson, Professor of Music

Douglas Anderson has been a respected  and sought after teacher of a wide variety of music subjects for decades.  A recipient of many formal and informal awards  and commendations, he has found great joy in teaching the intellectually eager and culturally diverse students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (BMCC-CUNY) for over three decades.  He specializes in bringing the viewpoint of an active composer and conductor to the understanding of music composition and music theory, and in introducing the great variety of Western music to the beginning students in his music appreciation classes.


Teaching positions held:

1985-Present               Professor, BMCC-CUNY

2000                             Visiting Professor, Vassar College

1978-85                       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baruch College-CUNY

1973-85                       Private Teacher: piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, theory, composition

1982                            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hofstra University

1979-80                       Adjunct Instructor, Bloomfield College

1977-80                       Preceptor, Columbia University

Courses taught include:

Composition, Music Theory, Fundamentals of Music, Eartraining & Sightsinging, Electronic Music Composition, Orchestration, Arranging, Piano, Woodwinds, Chamber Music, Band, Orchestral Performance, Music Appreciation, History of Jazz, Development of Musical Theater, History of Electronic Music, etc.



D.M.A., School of the Arts, Columbia University, 1980, Music Composition

M.A., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 1973, Music Composition

B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University, 1972, Majors in Music and Psychology

Composition: Charles Wuorinen

Conducting: Carl Bamberger, Max Rudolf, Neemi Järvi, Howard Shanet