I am a composer from the state of Washington. My music has been published by ALRY, Dorn and Fatrock Ink, and is also available through jwpepper.com/myscore/Deborah-J-Anderson. This music is performed all over the world. I believe that the natural beauty surrounding me has greatly influenced me. Over the years, I have composed for many different instruments, and I especially enjoy the challenge of unusual settings.
I began composing at the age of 6, and have never stopped. I graduated from Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a B.A. in French. After a year in France I signed up with the Peace Corps and served in Tunisia where I learned to play the 'oud and sing in Arabic. Following that, I earned an M.A. in French and taught at the college level until motherhood took precedence. I jumped into serious composing when writing for a church choir, and subsequently for a local flute choir. From then on, I began publishing my work and branching out to many different settings. Please see my website for more information: www.deborahjanderson.com
Describe your music
My music has been described as engaging and refreshing. Tonal in nature, it nonetheless acknowledges contemporary trends, and usually leads down unexpected paths. As of 2019, I have composed 93 works of varying length and complexity, ranging from a 2-minute piece for 2 cellos to a 20-minute work for concert band. My music is characterized by a freedom of movement that allows for many moods, from deep introspection and mystery to story-telling to playfulness. It is inherently accessible to both performers and audiences. Please see my website for more information: www.deborahjanderson.com and visit jwpepper/myscore/Deborah-J-Anderson to listen to and purchase my music.
Interested in collaborating with
Poets, performers, special settings.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit my Facebook site: music.
I especially enjoy a good challenge.