Photo by Jacqueline Rocamora
Petra Anderson, was named the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music 2011 Presser Scholar a year after winning the first Gilbertson Composition Competition in 2010 securing a special premier of her woodwind quintet Colloquy by a faculty ensemble. After these awards she spent the summer of 2011 studying composition at the Bowdoin International Music Festival with Derek Bermel and Dr. Robert Beaser. She is an alumna of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Arts Camp (2007) where she studied with Dr. John Boyle and Dr. Roshanne Etezady. In 2012 Petra graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific, where she studied with Dr. Robert Coburn and Dr. François Rose
In 2010 she developed and carried out student research in composition for which she received large grants and community support to create and produce a work of performance art honoring American Veterans.
Petra is about to begin her Masters degree in Composition at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Listen to Colloquy for Woodwind Quintet
Orchestra for Heroes' Salute a Musical Tribute
Photo by Patrick Gilbin