Shirley J. Anderson
Shirley J. Anderson has taught Class Piano at Hardin-Simmons
since 2002. She is an honor graduate of HSU with a Bachelor of Music in piano
performance and a Master of Music in theory and composition. At HSU she was
recipient of the SAI Scholarship, the Dean’s Honor Award, and selected a member
of Phi Kappa Lambda music honor society.
Anderson previously taught piano at HSU from 1983 to 1987
and at McMurry University from 1993 to 1996. She has been on the faculty of
Abilene Summer Piano Camp since its beginning in 2005.
She has maintained a successful independent piano studio in
Abilene for over 30 years. The Abilene Music Teachers Association selected her
as Teacher of the Year in 1979, 1985, and 2001. In 1995 she was awarded the
prestigious Award for Outstanding Pre-collegiate Teaching by Texas Music
Anderson has held many offices in Abilene Music Teachers
Association and is currently president. During her 2002 tenure, AMTA was
selected by Music Teachers National Association as the Local Association of the
Year. In Texas Music Teachers Association she has served three times on the
Board of Directors. She is a faculty member of the National Guild of Piano
Teachers and Chairman of the Abilene Center.
Active as an accompanist in the community, Anderson
currently serves as a staff accompanist at HSU. She has been the accompanist
for The Classical Chorus of Abilene for 16 years and is pianist at Lytle South
Baptist Church. For 14 years she played for the Cooper High School choirs and
toured with them in Austria, England, New York, Canada, and Italy.
Anderson is the wife of Marcus R. Anderson,
mother of April (Mrs. Bill) Darroch, and grandmother of Hannah and Samuel.
Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance,
- Master of Music, Theory and Composition,