Michael J Anderson, choral

Professor Emeritus



Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder Master of Music Education, Georgia State University Bachelor of Music Education, Georgia State University Bachelor of Music Education Georgia State University




Dr. Michael J Anderson is a Professor Emeritus and the former Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at the School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado, and the Master and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Georgia State University. He began his career as the director of choral music at Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia.

Prof. Anderson served as the past-president of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), whose mission it is to "build world-wide projects that facilitate the sharing of cultures and opportunities through choral music." He sits on the Board of Visitors for the new College of the Arts at Georgia State University and is the vice-president of the Asia Pacific Choral Development Foundation in Macau, China. He served with other distinguished leaders on the Choral Ecosystem Forum held at Yale University, sponsored by Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), and Yale University School of Music.

Prof. Anderson is particularly active on the international choral music scene. In 2016-2017 he presented lectures and masterclasses in cities across China, and developed global artistic choral music projects in Barcelona, Milan, Beijing, and Macau. He has conducted, lectured, and adjudicated choirs across the United States, in Sweden, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, China, Japan, Korea, Macau, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, to name a few.

Courses Taught

UIC Choirs/Music Theory