Douglas Anderson


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Biography (for vocal music performances)

Douglas Anderson serves Marietta College as Director of the Library. He has studied voice with Thomas Bolton and Marion Alch, music theory with Gregory Proctor, Douglass Green, and Stephan Kostka, and musicology with Charles Atkinson. He holds the Ph.D. in Music Theory from the Ohio State University, master's degrees in library science and music theory from Kent State University and the University of Texas, respectively, and a bachelor's degree in vocal music performance from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas.

Active as a professional choral singer, Dr. Anderson has performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, the Carnegie Hall (N.Y.) Choral Workshop, and the Heritage Chamber Singers of Greenville, South Carolina, as well as Cantari Singers and Opera Columbus, both in Columbus, Ohio. His solo engagements have included the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Community Singers, the Augusta (Ga.) Choral Society and the Greenville (S.C.) Chorale. He has sung professionally in various choruses under such noted conductors as Robert Shaw, Charles Dutoit, Neville Marriner, Norman Luboff, James Conlon, Alice Parker, and Robert Page. A specialist in Schenkerian analytic theory, Dr. Anderson has also taught music theory, analysis, and counterpoint at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. In 2008 he became Artistic Director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Ringers, a community-based handbell ensemble.


Biography (for handbell performances)

Douglas Anderson is the Artistic Director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Ringers, a bronze level, community-based handbell ensemble in the Parkersburg, WV-Marietta, OH area. With graduate degrees in music theory from the University of Texas and the Ohio State University, he is a published arranger of music for handbell ensemble. Dr. Anderson is also active as a bass-baritone soloist in oratorio performances in the mid-Ohio Valley area. Earlier, he had sung professionally in various choruses under such noted conductors as Robert Shaw, Charles Dutoit, and Neville Marriner. Since 2005, he has served as a member of the faculty and Director of the Library at Marietta College, having worked previously at Furman University and Presbyterian College in South Carolina and at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.


Douglas Anderson
Director of the Library
Marietta College

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