Mrs. Johanna Anderson, M.M.
Mrs. Johanna Anderson is the newly-appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Lakeshore Symphonic Band. She is also Associate Director of Instrumental Music at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), a position she has held since 2015. Her primary responsibilities at CUW include directing the University Band and the Falcon Pep Band and Drumline, as well as teaching woodwind techniques and private oboe lessons. She is also the assistant director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, CUWâ€™s touring concert band. In addition, she plays oboe, English horn, trumpet, and viola with the other CUW instrumental ensembles. She also chairs the music scholarship committee and works with the admissions department to recruit students to the music program. Preparing, advising, and mentoring future music educators is also an important part of her teaching philosophy.
Mrs. Anderson graduated from CUW in 2013 with a B.A. in K-12 Music Education and Spanish Education, and she received her Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University in 2018. From 2013-2015, she taught band and orchestra at Perry A. Tipler Middle School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She is also the former principal oboist of the Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra (2016-2021). In addition, Mrs. Anderson maintains a private oboe studio and performs professionally in the greater Milwaukee area and at local churches. She is an adjudicator for WSMA and for other solo and ensemble festivals, and she also is a frequent guest clinician at area schools.
Outside of music, she enjoys gardening and thrifting, and she lives in Mequon with her husband, John, and their two cats, Winston and Leo.
Johanna would like to thank the Lakeshore Symphonic Band board of directors and band members for the opportunity to conduct this outstanding group of musicians.