Christine Anderson, soprano, is the Coordinator of the Voice and Opera Area and Associate Professor of Vocal Studies at the Boyer College of Music and Dance of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a B. M. in Voice from Illinois Wesleyan University and earned both M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Voice at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Anderson has sung numerous performances as soprano soloist with several prestigious contemporary music ensembles and has worked with such composers as Lukas Foss and Kristof Penderecki. In addition, she has had extensive performing experience as a recitalist in programs featuring the premieres of new works. For the University of Memphis’ retrospective series of concerts in honor of George Crumb’s 80th birthday she sang the composer’s Apparition and Night of the Four Moons. In November of 2013, she presented two lectures on the solo vocal works of Benjamin Britten as part of the Britten Centennial Celebration at Temple University. Dr. Anderson received the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Music and Dance Teaching Academy Committee of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.
Dr. Anderson also taught in the Musical Theater Department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is the former director of the Voice Program of the University of Cincinnati’s Summer Music Institute. An active pedagogue, Dr. Anderson has presented masterclasses and papers at national and international conferences such as the Australia Voice Symposium, the Music Teacher’s National Association, and the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Most recently, she was invited to give a presentation in Stockholm for the International Congress of Voice Teachers. She has also served as clinician and adjudicator for several organizations including the Taipei Philharmonic Foundation for Culture and Education, The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Classical Singer, The Marian Anderson Historical Society, and The Voice Foundation. Dr. Anderson has served as pre-concert lecturer for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Philadelphia Orchestra.