Lee Jordan-Anders

Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence

Virginia Wesleyan College

Brief Biography
Essay "Reflections On Teaching"
Published Articles
Talks and Lectures
Virginia Wesleyan College Music Department Home Page
American Mensa Society
Picture This! A Gallery of Musical Canvases Framed by Fine Artworks from the Chrysler Museum of Art
Treasures from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Picture This! Images of Women in Music and Art

E-mail address: ljordananders@vwc.edu

Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders is a Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. She began her early music training at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Northwestern University's School of Music where she studied piano with Pauline Lindsey. In 1980 she moved to Madrid, Spain, where she pursued an active performing career both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. After returning to Norfolk in 1986 she became a part of the Virginia Wesleyan College music faculty where she teaches courses in aesthetics, listening, music theory, chamber music, and applied piano. Her articles on various aspects of piano teaching have appeared in Clavier Magazine, and she is a frequent guest speaker and adjudicator for piano teachers organizations. She continues to be an active performer and scholar, giving concerts and lectures throughout the United States. In March of 1998 she made her debut with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as piano soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 467. She began Virginia Wesleyan's Familiar Faces concert series in 1986 and served as its director until 1997.
She has made three CD recordings, the first of her 50th Birthday Concert, then in 2005 she recorded "In A." She has worked closely with the Chrysler Museum of Art to create a series of programs entitled, "Picture This!" that pair works of art from their collection with musical selections. "Picture This!" is available as a podcast for museum visitors, and her latest collaboration with the museum, "Picture This! Images of Women in Music and Art" is available as a CD-ROM. All three recordings are available with sales benefitting the Lee Jordan-Anders Piano Scholarship at Virginia Wesleyan.