Charles Andersen received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Wind Conducting degrees from the University of Florida. He has earned academic recognition including scholarships for the study abroad program hosted by the University of Florida in Salzburg, Austria in addition to multiple placements on the Dean’s and President’s Lists. Upon graduation, he was recognized as the most outstanding undergraduate in the School of Music.
In addition to his time in Salzburg, Mr. Andersen has studied conducting throughout the United States and Europe. He has participated in conducting workshops in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Texas, and Washington D. C. as well as London, England; Zlin, Czech Republic; and Bacău, Romania in Europe.
Mr. Andersen has been an active educator since 2006 and currently serves as a Teaching Fellow for the Orchestral Studies program at the University of North Texas while working towards a doctorate in orchestral conducting. During his time at UNT, he has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. In addition to the pursuit of his doctoral degree, Mr. Andersen serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Lewisville Lake Symphony in Lewisville, Texas and as Adjunct Professor at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus.