MUSIC

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Bring your musical talent to Alabama State University and prepare for a career as a teacher or professional musician. Our undergraduate degree in music offers concentrations in education and performance.

Your time at ASU starts with an audition and diagnostic exam that tell us about your ability and proficiency. It continues with a program of study that mixes traditional classes, like music theory, history, and aural skills, with private voice or instrument lessons. And it’s bolstered by opportunities to perform with our large ensembles, like band and choir. Faculty, guest artist, and student recitals, along with the opportuniy to attend local and regional performances will enhance your musical experience.

FACULTY & STAFF

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Voice, Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Class
Music Building 221, 334-229-4351, canderson@alasu.edu

Dr. Cordelia Anderson is Assistant Professor in Vocal Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Alabama State University. Her teaching duties include applied voice, diction, vocal pedagogy, voice class for non-majors and instrumentalists. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Anderson earned a BA in vocal performance from Alabama State University, MM in vocal performance from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a D.M.A. in vocal performance from The University of Nevada Las Vegas.

 As an outstanding lecturer and performer in operatic and African-American music, Dr. Anderson has had the honor to perform for the unveiling of the U.S. stamp of world renowned opera singer, Marian Anderson, and she’s also a three time winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singers Vocal Competition for the Alabama chapter and Cal-Western Region. She has toured all over the world performing operas and African-American art song and spirituals. Those countries include China, Europe (Graz, Austria), and recently Spain. While in Las Vegas, Dr. Anderson was a Young Artist for Opera Las Vegas for two full seasons, performing for holiday and special emphasis concerts. She also performed in the University of Las Vegas Nevada Opera theater program in two of their major season productions.

Dr. Anderson began her career in voice subject lectures with an invitation to present and perform for the 20th Anniversary of the African-American Art Song Alliance Conference. Her presentation was on the “Performance Analysis of Dororthy Rudd Moore’s Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds, and Death,” and with the distinct pleasure of meeting the composer as well as have her sit in on the lecture. She also conducted master classes in Denia, Spain on many genres of music: Opera/Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, etc.

The roles that Dr. Anderson has performed include Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, Lakme’ in Lakme’ (Flower Duet Scene), Madama Butterfly in Madama Butterfly (Flower Duet Scene), Fiordiligi in Cozi Fan Tutte (Duet Scene). On the concert stage she has been a soloist for Handel Messiah, John Rutter Requiem, Dubois Seven Last Words, and Mendelssohn Elijah.

 Dr. Cordelia Anderson has studied in the voice studios of Dr. Pamela Burns, Dr. Jeanine Wagner, Dr. Diane Coloton, Dr. Roderick George, Dr. Alfonse Anderson, and presently with Wagnerian expert soprano, Luana DeVol. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women, The Vann Vocal Institute through the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, The National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Dr. Cordelia Anderson

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