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Dean Anderson
Dean Anderson
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Boston Pops / Boston Musica Viva
  • School / Univ. / Institution: Berklee College of Music
  • Country: United States

Dean Anderson is an orchestral percussion specialist, experienced in many musical styles, including classical, avante-garde, multi-media, contemporary chamber music, and commercial music. He has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, including solo appearances with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops.

He was principal percussionist with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and is currently a member of the Boston Pops esplanade Orchestra, and solo percussionist with the notable new music ensemble, the Boston Musica Viva. With the Boston Musica Viva, he has premiered 72 new music works, recorded 8 albums/CD's, and performed on four European tours in 14 different countries. In addition, he has performed internationally as an electronic percussion specialist with MIT's Audio-Visual Lab artists and with the Berklee Virtual Orchestra.

Mr. Anderson is a member, and a former Board member, of the Percussive Arts Society. From 1974 to 2008, Mr. Anderson was the Chairman of the Percussion Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He remains on the faculty at Berklee and keeps active as a educator and artist. He is a performing artist for Zildjian Cymbals, OM Percussion, Pearl Drums and Percussion, Gibralter Hardware, and Remo World Percussion.

PREFERRED CYMBALS:

Assorted Classic Orchestral pairings

Assorted K Constantinople pairings

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