T.j. Anderson


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Teaching Assistant in Wind Conducting

T.j. Anderson (he/him) is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting and serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Coastal Carolina, where he honed his percussion skills under the mentorship of Dr. Jesse Willis. During his time at Coastal Carolina, T.j. demonstrated his leadership abilities as the Drum Major for the Chanticleer Regiment for two seasons and also served as a conductor for the university pep band. While at Coastal, he sought conducting guidance from Dr. T. André Feagin, Garrett Griffin, and Dr. Timothy Koch.

Continuing his education, T.j. pursued a Master's Degree in Instrumental Conducting at Appalachian State University. There, he studied under the guidance of Dr. John Stanley Ross, Dr. Jason Gardner, Dr. Regulo Stabilito, and Dr. Alexandra Dee. T.j.'s role as a graduate teaching assistant allowed him to contribute to the University bands in many fashions. He served as a teaching assistant and instructor for undergraduate conducting, band literature, and band methods courses. He also served the Marching Mountaineers working as a winds instructor in his first year, and in his second year serving as a percussion instructor, arranging music and writing drill on various occasions. He also assumed the role of Musical Director for the Appalachian Concert Band and was a conductor of the Basketball Pep Band. 

Formerly, he held the position of Artistic Director and Conductor of the Festive Brass, as well as Assistant Conductor of the Carolina Master Chorale. His commitment to music education is reflected in his professional affiliations, which include memberships with CBDNA, NAFME, SCMEA, NCMEA, TMEA, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Additionally, T.j. is an Honorary Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and a Sigma Alpha Iota Friend of the Arts.

Instrumental Conducting

Contact Information

Campus location
MRH 2.404

Teaching Areas

Wind Conducting

Areas of Assistance

University Bands


Bachelor of Music
Coastal Carolina 

Master of Music
Appalachian State University


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