Thad Anderson is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida where he coordinates the Percussion Studies program, teaches applied lessons, and directs the UCF Percussion Ensemble. Joining the faculty in 2009, Anderson is also artistic director of the UCF New Music Ensemble and teaches courses in music technology. Anderson is a versatile performer and pedagogue with focused interests that involve contemporary music and technology.
Active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral percussionist, Anderson frequently tours and makes appearances across the United States and as far as Bangkok, Thailand. He is active in the Percussive Arts Society community where he currently serves as President-Elect within the Executive Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors, and contributes to the various publications. He is a frequent evaluator and faculty member at the Music for All National Percussion Festival and Summer Symposium. Dr. Anderson holds degrees from The University of Central Florida and The University of Texas at Austin. Anderson plays Yamaha instruments, Vic Firth implements, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drumheads.