Deanna Anderson

Anderson, Deanna

Viola, Violin

Deanna Anderson is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been teaching viola and violin in MacPhail’s School Partnership program since 2016. With her students, Deanna focuses on building a foundation of solid technique, developing musicality and instilling a lifetime appreciation of music. She equips students with self-assessment and problem-solving skills, while helping students find joy and personal growth in the process. She teaches all ages and levels, tailoring lessons to each student.

She also teaches at The Breck School in Golden Valley and Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park. She has a private studio in Minneapolis, and previously taught at a studio in Paris. Deanna was a teaching artist for Juilliard Global Ventures and taught for Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program in New York City.

Deanna has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Deanna is currently a substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra, and has appeared with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Lakes Area Music Festival, as well as at the Aspen Music Festival, Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Brazil), Cervo Internationale Sommerakademie (Italy) and Oberstdorf Musiksommer (Germany).

Passionate about creative process, connection and communication in chamber music, Deanna performed for the Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Music Series and in venues throughout Paris. Additional performances include Juilliard ChamberFest, Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and the Cleveland Institute of Music Intensive String Quartet Seminar.

Deanna holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s of Music from the Juilliard School, both in Viola Performance. She also studied at the Conservatoire de Paris. Her mentors include Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang and Jean Sulem.