Company: Anderson’s Arizona Originals
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Eugene Anderson, Composer at Anderson’s Arizona Originals, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music composition.
An active tuba player in his high school band, Mr. Anderson’s band director saw a special talent in the young tubist and encouraged him to enter solo competitions at the state level. Claiming Outstanding Awards for four consecutive years, Mr. Anderson’s impressive skills led him to attend a University of Wisconsin Summer Music Amp, further solidifying his love and talent in music. In 1968, Mr. Anderson received a BA in music education from the University of Wisconsin and went on to achieve an MA in music composition from Arizona State University in 1974. Having accrued more than five decades of professional experience in the music world, Mr. Anderson has written more than 200 pieces of musical pieces, while also serving as a financial advisor at Anderson’s Financial Services from 1982 to 2016. He accepted his first teaching position at the University of Toledo as a member of the Toledo Brass Quintet. He has performed with the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera Orchestra, and the Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet, and even studied with famed tubist, Arnold Jacobs, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 44 years. He composed and dedicated his Tuba Concerto No. 1 in Bm to him as a thank you.
In his career, Mr. Anderson performed at Disneyland in 1980 and entered his first professional CD, “Perception,” to the Grammy’s in four classical categories in 1994. Notably, in 2007, he wrote, produced, directed, conducted, choreographed, and edited the film DVD of his dramatic musical production about the classical story of Job. Mr. Anderson attributes his career success to being positive and hopes to see real recognition for his composing on a global scale. A member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association and American Dramatist Guild, Mr. Anderson is also a former president of his local Rotary Club. In addition to his artistic abilities, he is the author of the book, “Playing Blackjack to Dramatically Win for a Change and Win Consistently.”
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