Cordelia Anderson, Voice Instructor
Dr. Cordelia Anderson is Assistant Professor in Vocal Studies at Alabama State University, providing vocal training in the classical, musical theater, R&B, Pop, and Gospel genres. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Alabama State University, Master of Music from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Cordelia has had the honor to perform for the unveiling of the U.S. stamp of world-renowned opera singer, Marian Anderson. A three-time winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) Vocal Competition for the Alabama chapter and Cal-Western Region, she has performed for the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) program in Graz, Austria, and was a Young Artist for Opera Las Vegas and Opera Birmingham for two full seasons. Cordelia has also done intense research on the music of African-American Women Composers, for performance and presentation for many conferences around the globe, recently touring internationally to Spain and Croatia.
Roles performed include Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, Lakmé in Lakmé (Flower Duet Scene), Madama Butterfly in Madama Butterfly (Flower Duet Scene). On the concert stage she has been a soloist for Handel Messiah, John Rutter Requiem, Dubois' Seven Last Words, and The Gospel Mass.