The Music Director

David Anderson
David Anderson
Music Director,
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra

David Anderson is quickly gaining a reputation as a talented and versatile conductor who has led remarkable growth in a wide variety of settings. He is currently Music Director of the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra and a freelance pianist in the Pittsburgh area. With the 2015-16 school year he begins a new appointment at Seton Hill University in Pittsburgh that involves conducting the orchestra, teaching the complete music theory sequence, and serving as a staff accompanist. Previously, he served on the artistic staff of the Elgin Youth Symphony as Philharmonia Conductor and Chamber Music Institute Director, and as Conductor-in-Residence at Beloit College.

A native of Clovis, New Mexico, Mr. Anderson holds piano degrees (BM, summa cum laude and MM, with distinction) from Baylor University where is studied under internationally renowned artist and teacher Krassimira Jordan. After beginning conducting studies under the guidance of Stephen Heyde at Baylor, he went on to earn a degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign under the tutelage of Donald Schleicher. He was awarded the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship for the 2006-07 academic year, which funded travel throughout the country to study with master conducting teachers. In 2006, he was a finalist for the Conductors Guild’s prestigious Thelma A. Robinson award.

Mr. Anderson has collaborated with soloists Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, Christopher Martin, Brandon Ridenour, Brant Taylor, Matthew Treviño, Krassimira Jordan, Timothy Ehlen, Rick Rowley, and the Chicago cast of the Jersey Boys. He has worked with the Quad City Symphony; the Fox River International Orchestra; the orchestras, opera, and new music ensemble of the University of Illinois; the Baylor Symphony Orchestra; and the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra. He is an active clinician and adjudicator, having conducted numerous honors orchestras at the secondary level. Mr. Anderson received additional instruction through active participation at workshops under the guidance of Larry Rachleff, Gustav Meier, Leonard Slatkin, Giancarlo Guerrero, Kenneth Kiesler, Victor Yampolsky, David Hoose, Christopher Zimmerman, Kenneth Woods, Emily Freeman Brown, and Peter Bay.