Thad Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida where he coordinates the percussion studies program, teaches applied lessons, and directs the percussion ensembles. Joining the faculty in 2009, Dr. Anderson also oversees the Collide Contemporary Music Series. Dr. Anderson is a versatile performer and pedagogue with focused interests that involve new music, composition, design, electro-acoustic music, conducting, and technology.
Active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral percussionist, Dr. 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 is currently on the Board of Advisors, the Music Technology Committee, and contributes to the various publications. He is also 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.