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Dean Anderson
Berklee College of Music / Boston Ballet Orchestra - United States


Dean Anderson is among the world's leading contemporary percussionists. His credits include performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Dean has been a featured marimba and percussion soloist with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Dean was the principal percussionist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra for 25 years and currently the principal percussionist for the Boston Cantata Singers Orchestra. As the solo percussionist with Boston's premier contemporary chamber music ensemble, the Boston Musica Viva,

Dean has premiered over 70 new works, toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe, and recorded 17 albums for Phillips, RCA, Nonesuch, CRI, Delos, and Northeastern records. As former Chair of the Percussion Department of the Berklee College of Music, Dean crafted an educational program that features over 50 renowned faculty, 600 students, and a curriculum that encompasses every aspect of contemporary music.

He currently is a Professor for the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music.


Berklee College of Music