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Marilyn E. Anderson

(805) 493-3821

Marilyn Anderson has long been an active force in the musical environment of Ventura and Los Angeles counties as a versatile performer, educator, and director.

A graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Master's Degree in Vocal performance, she studied with the world-reknowned Elisabeth Parham, with further studies at the University of Southern California, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. she has coached with the famous soprano Licia Albanese, Metropolitan Opera's George Shirley, New York Opera's Nico Castel, and Curt Allen. A dramatic coloratura soprano, she has appeared in a wide variety of operatic and musical theatre roles, among them: The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflte), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Mme. Silberklang (Impresario) as well as Fiona in "Brigadoon" and Marion Paroo in "The Music Man". On the concert stage she has been soprano soloist for the Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, Poulenc Gloria, Haydn Creation, Brahms Requiem, Handel Messiah both locally and in Europe. A former member of the professional singing group "The Young Americans", she has numerous film, recording, and television credits.

A member of the CLU faculty since 1992, Ms. Anderson teaches private voice lessons and classes in opera and Vocal Literature and Vocal Pedagogy. Also a member of the faculty of Moorpark College since 1975, she is founding director of their highly successful Opera/Music Theatre program, having directed over 40 different operas, operettas, and musicals in addition to programs of scenes, arias, and one-acts.