Robin Anderson

​A "Jill of music trades," Robin's diverse career has included appointments as Coordinator of Community Programs and Entrepreneurship for the University of Missouri School of Music, adjunct music faculty with Columbia College, board member/secretary of Odyssey Chamber Music Series, coordinator of the international Plowman Chamber Music Competition, producer/performer for the new works showcase Strange New Worlds, and middle school choral director for Columbia Public Schools. She serves as music director for Bethel Baptist Church and PACE children's theater, pianist and conductor for Columbia Youth Choirs and manager, soprano, and founding member of Elan Singers, a 12-member professional choral group and Ensemble-in-Residence at Columbia College (2015-2016). She is on the advisory board for Quorus, Columbia's premeire LGBTQ Choir.

​An avid stage performer, her recent theater credits include Woman 1 in Songs for a New World, and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in Assassins. She has directed the music for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Drowsy Chaperone, Annie, The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Legally Blonde, and Heathers.

​Robin holds a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she graduated summa cum laude, and recently completed a professional Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Arts Extension Service. Today, she regularly appears with The Upsides, a 4-person Americana band that performs around the state, and manages a large independent studio of private vocalists and pianists.