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Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
- DMA, Conducting, University of Minnesota
- MM, Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University
- BM, Piano, Brigham Young University
Jared Anderson is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech where he conducts conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers and the Michigan Tech Concert Choir. He also teaches courses in music theory, group voice, and basic musicianship, and coaches singers in Tech theater productions.
Originally from Orem, Utah, Dr. Anderson has conducted ensembles in Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. He has worked with and conducted ensembles of all sizes and voicing, with singers of many different ages and backgrounds, including conScience, the Michigan Tech Concert Choir, Northland Singers, the Northland College Chamber Choir, the Lumberjack Chorus, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the University of Minnesota Men's Chorus, the University of Minnesota Concert Choir, Brigham Young University Singers, the Brigham Young University Women's Chorus, and an inmate choir at the Utah State Prison. Dr. Anderson has been an active choral singer all his life performing in venues and festivals worldwide including in representative choirs at both the 4th World Symposium on Choral Music (Sydney, Australia), the 6th World Symposium on Choral Music (Minneapolis), and the Ravinia Festival. He has performed in choruses with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. While living in Minneapolis he served as tenor section leader in the Dale Warland Singers. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He currently serves as President-Elect for the American Choral Directors Association-Michigan. Dr. Anderson is an advocate for ensemble singing and the transformative power of singing in building caring communities. He is married to Jane Anderson; they are the proud parents of three children.
Links of Interest
- Choral Singing
- Contemporary Choral Music
- Musical Theater
- Skill Acquisition in the Large Group Rehearsal