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Claudia Anderson

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 Perfoming (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 faculty of Grinnell.  She serves also as flute faculty and Wind Area Head of the Young Artist Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center (  She was Visiting Professor 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 that ALRY Publications is releasing as a series of ZAWA! arrangements, with two currently on the market (Monteverdi/ZAWA Duo Seraphim and Mouquet/ZAWA Pan and the Birds). Claudia’s arrangement of the Debussy Violin Sonata is also available on ALRY and can be heard on her 2014 CD with pianist SoYoung Lee, In This World (CD Baby). 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.  Her recorded solo and duo performances can be found on the Centaur, Neuma and CRI labels. Her solo CD, American Flute (Centaur, 1994), was awarded five stars from Classical Pulse. Duo CDs include ZAWA! (Neuma, 2001), ZAWA2 (ZawaMusic, 2006) and Duos for Flute and Oboe (Centaur, 2005).