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Vocal Coach / Pianist

Dr. Jean Anderson is a nationally-known vocal coach and pianist. She is the principal opera coach at Boston Conservatory where she also coaches art song and teaches courses in opera, and teaches foreign-language diction at New England Conservatory of Music. She is active as musical advisor, pianist, and coach for the Boston Opera Collaborative, and is the organist and choir director at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scituate, MA. She has been a coach at Berklee College of Music’s Summer Opera Intensive in Valencia, Spain, a coach and pianist at University of Alaska's Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a coach at Northern Arizona University’s summer opera program Flagstaff in Fidenza in Fidenza, Italy.

She has collaborated with many New England musical organizations, including Boston Lyric Opera, the Tanglewood Music Festival, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Opera Providence, Harvard University’s Summer Chorus, the Harvard-Radcliffe chorus, the Orpheus Singers, the Back Bay Chorale, MetroWest Opera, Longwood Opera, Brandeis University choruses, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also maintains an active schedule as a recitalist, performing with singers in the United States and Europe. Recent engagements have included concerts in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Rome, Santo Stephano, Italy, and Valencia, Spain.

Her performance of Mirror with singers from the Boston Opera Collaborative was named one of the ten best Boston classical music performances of the year in Boston’s Classical Music Review.

Anderson holds a D.M.A from New England Conservatory. Principal teachers include Margo Garrett, Irma Vallecillo, Kayo Iwama, Kenneth Griffiths, and Hartmut Höll. 


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