Claudia Anderson (b. 1949)
Claudia Anderson’s brilliance and originality as a solo performer (“Flute playing of the highest echelon” - New York Concert Artists Guild; “Vast range of sonorities” - Giornale di Sicilia) have graced audiences throughout the U.S., Europe and Brazil. A Fullbright scholar to Italy, Ms. Anderson was subsequently principal flute of the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
After returning to the U.S., she was solo piccolo for ten years with the Cedar Rapids Symphony and is presently principal flute with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony in Iowa. During the summers she teaches at Rocky Ridge Music Center in CO, where she is also Program Director for the Junior Student Seminars.
Receiving degrees from the Universities of Michigan, Massachusetts and Iowa, Dr. Anderson is a guest artist and clinician at many colleges and music series around the country. She also performs with flutist Jill Felber in the innovative duo ZAWA! Her work with ZAWA! reflects the drama/theatricality of new music and the operatic stage, with their unconventional staging, lighting and costumes.
Faculty positions include Grinnell College, Universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa, Ithaca College and the University of California at Santa Barbara.