Recently named the Yale School of Music 2019 Distinguished Teaching Artist of the Year, American oboist Hassan Anderson is a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher. Noted for his clarity of tone, range of colors, and energetic stage presence, Mr. Anderson was the oboist of the acclaimed innovative New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert (Ensemble Mélange), a position he has held from 2011-2018.
A popular collaborator, amongst his numerous guest appearances with distinguished ensembles, are performances with the American Ballet Theater, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ecce), and The Harlem Chamber Players.
Equally adept in the classical and jazz genres, and dedicated to the next generation of musicians, Mr. Anderson regularly schedules teaching opportunities around his performances. He has served as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall (Weill Music Institute), The Little Orchestra Society in New York City and Jazz House Kids.
As a conductor, Mr. Anderson has led a wide range of ensembles, including The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The University Orchestra of the City University of New Jersey, and numerous choral and smaller orchestral groups on both the East and West Coast. Since 2014, Mr. Anderson has served as the conductor of the Juilliard School Music Advancement Chorus.
Mr. Anderson was recently named Co-Artistic Director of The East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ecce) and Director of Educational Programming for the Harlem Chamber Players. Currently, Mr. Anderson serves on the faculty of the renowned Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, The Harlem School of the Arts and is the founding Director of Music at Wetherby-Pembridge School (NYC).