School of Music
William Todd Anderson, PhD, is the Artistic and Curricular Director of the Dalcroze Institute at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches a yearly two-week summer intensive and year- round online courses in Dalcroze eurhythmics. Dr. Anderson is a Master Teaching Artist of the American Eurhythmics Society. He has taught PK-8 general music, chorus, and piano for over twelve years in Kentucky and in New York schools. Additionally, he is on the music education faculty at George Mason University (Virginia) and at The Art of Practicing Institute (New York). He earned his doctorate in music education from the University of Kentucky (2012), completing a dissertation examining the effect of mindfulness on music listening sensitivity and enjoyment. Dr. Anderson earned the Dalcroze Certificate and License from The Dalcroze School in New York, where he studied with Anne Farber, Cynthia Lilley, and Michael Joviala. Additionally, he is certified in Orff Schluwerk and holds a University of Kentucky Graduate Certificate in the approach. Dr. Anderson gives frequent presentations and workshops nationally and internationally, having recently been in residence in Beijing, China. His publications have appeared in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, General Music Today, The Orff Echo, The American Dalcroze Journal, and Bluegrass Music News. His research interests include the psychology of music, the quantitative and qualitative effects of Orff- and Dalcroze-based instruction, measurement of music listening skills, and vocal and piano pedagogy.