ROGER ALDEN ANDERSON
MASTER OF ARTS, Music Of Higher Education, New York University, 1985.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC, Music Education, Westminster Choir College, 1981.
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
MUSIC DIRECTOR, Rincon Middle School, Escondido, CA. 1995 to present.
Responsible for three bands, chorus and general music.
HEAD OF CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES, 2007-13, Director Emeritus, Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, San Diego, CA. Responsible for The Chancel Choir, (70+ singers), Joyful Noise (16 singers) and the Church Orchestra. 2007 to present.
PRIVATE TEACHER, Piano, Voice and Flute, 1992 to present.
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL CHOIR TOUR JULY 2008, with the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Choir.
SPAIN CHOIR AND DANCE TOUR SUMMER 2003, Singers from the San Elijo Chorale and Dancers from The San Diego School Of Creative And Performing Arts combined to perform American Spirituals interpreted through dance in medieval churches along the Camino De Santiago, Spain.
MUSIC DIRECTOR, The San Elijo Choral, (Adjunct Professor) at Mira Costa College, San Elijo Campus.,1999 to 2007.
CONDUCTOR, Choir and Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s ST. Paul Oratorio, Mira Costa College Chorus and Orchestra March 9th and 10th, 2002.
CONDUCTOR, Choir and Organ, Feb. 22, 1998, American Guild of Organists Vierne Festival, First Methodist Church, Mission Valley.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR,1997 California Woman’s Chorus Festival concert,
May 4th 1997. Many women’s choirs from all over California combined to form a 300- voice chorus that performed at the Spreckels Theater in San Diego, CA.
CONDUCTOR, Organ And Brass Concert, July 3rd 1995, at the Spreckels
Open Air Organ Pavilion, San Diego California. Featuring works by Robert Elmore and J.P. Sousa (Organist, Robert Plimpton).
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, H.M.S. Pinafore, San Diego Comic Opera, June 1991.
“Enjoyable, thanks to conductor Roger Alden Anderson, making his local debut.”
Michael Phillips, San Diego Union 6/24/91.
CONDUCTING DEBUT AT CARNEGIE HALL, Manhattan Orchestra,
November 16, 1984. Conductor at an opera gala benefit concert , featuring singers and instrumentalists from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and the U.S.A. Conducted Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture No. 3” and Sarasate’s “ Carmen Fantasy Opus 25.” Featuring Guillermo Figuaroa (principal violinist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra).
“ At Carnegie Hall ...what a magnificent concert it was! Roger Alden Anderson conducted the Manhattan Orchestra in a stirring rendition of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3.”
Peter Bloch, Canales Magazine.
CHURCH MUSIC DIRECTOR, Point Loma Methodist Church, directing adult choirs and bell choirs. 1989-92, Saint William Of York Catholic Church in Carmel Valley 1992-98.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, The Odyssey project At New York University. November
1988-May 1989. Grant -Supported new musical theater work collaborating with faculty in Music, Theater and Dance departments.
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR, Pirates Of Penzance, Summer 1986.
Fairfield County Student Operetta Workshop. Conducted orchestral rehearsals, coached singers.
PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR, The Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, 1986-87. Responsibilities included fund raising, programming, performances in
New York and Connecticut.
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR, Rehearsal Conductor, Rehearsal Pianist,
Opera Gala Benefit Concerts for Boriqua College, Manhattan, 1982 and 1983, Featuring Puerto Rican opera singers from the Metropolitan and City Operas. Responsible for all music and rehearsals.
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR, Opera In Puerto Rico, San Juan 1982. Teatro De La Opera’s “ The Barber Of Seville.” Featuring Luigi Alva, Justino Diaz and Pablo Alvira
ASSISTANT CHORUS DIRECTOR, Rehearsal conductor, Opera In Puerto Rico,
San Juan, 1983. “The Daughter Of The Regiment,” Featuring Alfredo Kraus and Ruth Welting.
OTHER EXPERIENCE and Training
HONORS: Winner of conducting competition, Westminster Choir College,
“Messiah,” 400 voices, soloists and orchestra.
CONDUCTOR’S GUILD SUMMER INSTITUTE, West Virginia University, 1985.
One of only 27 conductors chosen from all over the country for that year. Training with conductors Harold Farberman, Donald Portnoy, Sam Jones, Milton Katums.
SINGER IN THE WESTMINSTER CHOIR WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, 1979-1980.
Verdi’s “Requiem,” Zubin Meta, Conductor, broadcast live on P.B.S.
Mendelssohn’s “ Elijah,” Zubin Meta , Conductor.
Brahms “ Requiem,” Eric Leinsdorf, Conductor.
Berlioz “ Romeo And Juliet,” Daniel Barenboim, Conductor.
Berlioz “ Te Deum,” Zubin Meta, Conductor
COMPOSED AND PERFORMED an original score for a Martha Graham dance 1985 reconstruction of 1936 “ Footsteps In The Street.” N.Y.U. Doctoral Thesis by Barry Fischer, which is now in the Lincoln Center Archives in New York City.
Have exhibited five pen and ink drawings, in Four juried Exhibitions at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 2009-2010.
North County Times Article
Twice the talent: To students at Rincon Middle School, Roger Alden Anderson is known as the music and chorus teacher. But Anderson's talents aren't limited to music. He will display two works in the Summation 2009 art show, which opens Saturday at the Escondido Municipal Gallery.
Art and music have played important parts in Anderson's life since childhood. It wasn't until college that he decided music might be a more practical career path.
Along with teaching at Rincon, Anderson is also the director of choral and instrumental activities for the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. He squeezes his drawing into gaps between classes or when they're packing up instruments, he said. This is just Anderson's second art show entry.