ROBERT T. ANDERSON, JR. is a music educator, vocalist, and professional conductor, having served in the arts and music scene in Singapore since 1999. Mr. Anderson is a music teacher at the Canadian International School where he teaches MYP music and directs two symphonic bands. Since 2000, Tom has served as the music director and conductor for the Celebration Chorus, an ecumenical community chorus in its 18th year of performance. Tom has sung tenor for various seasons with the Singapore Symphony Chorus and continues to perform as a tenor soloist with other choruses and for churches.
In the United States, Tom taught at schools and churches, authored articles for music publications, is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the International Federation of Choral Music, and is a life-time member of the American Choral Director’s Association. In the Washington DC area, Tom founded and conducted an ecumenical community chorus, The Rockville Chancel Choir.
In Singapore, Tom is active as a music educator, adjudicator, and conductor, leading choral workshops, rehearsals, and seminars. From 2000 to 2004 he served as an adjunct lecturer at the School of Church Music of Singapore Bible College and from 2000 to 2002 served as Resident Conductor for the Raffles Junior College Chorale.
In 1997, Mr. Anderson was selected as a conducting fellow for the Dennis Keene Choral Conducting Festival. He has studied conducting under several master conductors, including Robert Page, Vance George, Dennis Keene, Rodney Eichenberger, John Rutter, and most notably, the late Robert Shaw. Tom sang as tenor chorister with the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus for two seasons at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1996 and 1998.