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  Seija Anderson

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Seija Anderson, Soprano

 With an International background: Finnish parents, Canadian birth, residence abroad, Ms. Andersonís experiences are diverse.  While at the University of the Pacificís Conservatory of Music, she received her Bachelor of Music in Education and Vocal Performance.  Her roles there included the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Ms. Angel in The Impressario, Margarita from Mefistofole, Mayor in The Happy Prince, Cinderellaís mother in Into The Woods, and soloist for Beethovenís C Major Mass, Purcellís Come Ye Sons of Art, and programs including solos of Desdemona from Otello and Leonora from Il Trovatore.

 For Townsend Opera Players, Ms. Anderson performed the role of Countess in their production of The Marriage of Figaro, which role she also performed a concert version in Graz, Austria with the AIMS Program.  With Townsend Operaís several Gala events, her various solos included Mimi from La Boheme. She also performed the role of Musetta for San Francisco Conservatoryís production of La Boheme, and Nella in Gianni Schicchi for Stockton Opera.  Upon winning the Stockton Chorale vocal competition, she sang the soprano solo for Finziís Et in Terra Pax, continues to sing solos for the Messiah throughout the California Central Valley area. 

 While achieving her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University Sacramento, Ms. Anderson continues as an active recitalist in the Sacramento and Stockton region.  She studies with Marla Volovna and Zoila Munoz, and has vocal coached with George Buckbee and Metropolitan Opera coach Greg Buchalter.

 Ms. Anderson enjoys teaching voice at San Joaquin Delta College, where she prepares private voice students for University and scholarship auditions.  Her students have won full ride scholarships, along with other competitions.  Also she has conducted the Delta College Concert Choir and Delta Singers Chamber Ensemble.  Much of her conducting experience is influenced by Hungarian conductors Judit Hartyanyi of the Liszt Budapest Academy and Erzebet Hegyi of the Hungarian Radio Choir, as well as Dr. Don Kendrick of CSU Sacramento, and Dr. Edward Cetto of University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music.

 Throughout her California choral conducting experiences in High School, Middle School and Elementary Schools, Ms. Anderson applies techniques of teaching music literacy with the voice, as received through her Kodaly Music Specialist certification from Holy Names University.  Ms. Anderson taught Music Theory for Educators at University of the Pacific, and continues to perform and teach voice and piano courses as well as private voice. 

                                           

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