|Dr. Gerald Anderson has been a full-time member of the music faculty at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois since 1978. At Olivet, he teaches private and class piano, as well as courses in music theory and music history. In 1989, he was named Olivet s Faculty Member of the Year.|
In 2005, Dr. Anderson was presented the Richard M. Jones Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to teaching, Dr. Anderson performs extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, church musician, adjudicator and clinician.
Dr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Nazarene University, Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano pedagogy from Texas Tech University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.
He and his wife, Mary, Director of Career Services at Olivet, have two adult children, Jean and Paul.