Claudia Anderson

Instructor, Flute
Education information coming soon

Office: 169 Russell Hall
Phone: (319) 273-2199

Claudia Anderson is known for her originality and brilliance as a solo and chamber music performer across the U.S.  She is a founding member of the innovative flute duo ZAWA! and the summer flute intensive Passion Flute: Foundations for Creative Performing (with Angeleita Floyd, Jill Felber, and Nicole Molumby.  A Fulbright scholar to Italy, Ms. Anderson was subsequently principal flute of the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo in Palermo. She is presently principal flute with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in Iowa, a guest artist and clinician at many colleges and music series around the country, and on the faculties of Grinnell and Central Colleges. She serves also as flute faculty and Wind Area Head of the Young Artist Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center (  She is Visiting Instructor of Flute for fall 2013 at the University of Northern Iowa.

Equally at home in both the standard and contemporary repertoire, Dr. Anderson has commissioned and arranged works for solo and duo format and has moved into composition more recently.  ALRY Publications is releasing a series of ZAWA! arrangements, with two currently on the market (Monteverdi/ZAWA Duo Seraphim and Mouquet/ZAWA Pan and the Birds).  Forthcoming is Claudia’s arrangement of the Debussy Violin Sonata (with pianist SoYoung Lee).

Other faculty positions have included the Universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa, Ithaca College and the University of California at Santa Barbara.  National Flute Association positions have included Coordinator for the Chamber Music Competition and adjudicator for HS Soloist, Young Artist, and Convention Performers, and Newly Published Music Competitions. Claudia’s primary teachers included Severino Gazzelloni, Thomas Nyfenger, Geoffrey Gilbert, William Bennett, and Peter Lloyd. She has recorded for Centaur, Neuma and CRI. Her solo CD, American Flute on Centaur, was awarded five stars from Classical Pulse.