Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Shane Anderson serves as Head of the Department of Music at Nicholls and coordinates the music theory curriculum. Dr. Anderson has presented poster sessions at the Association for Technology in Music Instruction conference, and presented papers on the music of Olivier Messiaen at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and at Couleurs dans le vent: Celebrating the Music of Olivier Messiaen, an international conference at The University of Kansas at Lawrence. As an advocate of online education, Dr. Anderson also has received acclaim for developing and teaching a fully online version of Class Piano.
Dr. Anderson frequently performs as a solo and collaborative pianist, and has a special affinity for contemporary music. He has taught and performed for the Yamaha Music School in Jakarta, Bandung and Bali, Indonesia and served as principal pianist for both the Victoria (TX) Symphony and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Anderson also served as organist and music director in the Diocese of Corpus Christi for over a decade.
Prior to joining the music faculty at Nicholls, Dr. Anderson taught at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Dr. Anderson received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Applied Piano from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Piano with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music.
B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M. and D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
MUS 119/120 — Elementary Theory
MUS 211/212 — Theory
MUS 217/218 — Solfege and Ear Training
MUS 323 – Form and Analysis I
MUS 432 – Form and Analysis II
245 Talbot Hall