Dr. Carol Anderson is currently principal coach for the Utah Symphony and Opera, while spending her summers on the music staff of the Santa Fe Opera. Since 2006, she has served as the official accompanist for the Salt Lake District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Previous to her appointment in Utah, she served as chorus master and musical administrator for the Orlando Opera, where she made her conducting debut leading performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors. She was also the official accompanist for the Florida District MONCA. Dr. Anderson has also worked on the coaching staffs of Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Sarasota Opera, Brevard Music Center, Nashville Opera, Baltimore Opera Company, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Rice University’s Shepherd School Opera. Her professional opera coaching career began with her two seasons as apprentice coach in the Houston Grand Opera Studio. In 1995, she was named outstanding doctoral graduate student in the department of collaborative arts at the University of Southern California. Ms. Anderson also holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Baylor University and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. Active as a vocal coach and chamber music pianist throughout the United States and Canada, her awards as a collaborator include the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Fellowship in Collaborative Arts and the Marian Bowker Davidson Accompanying Award given by Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity. Other honors include the Louise Stude Sarofim Fellowship for pianist-coaches at the Houston Opera Studio and Aspen Music Festival Fellowships awarded through the Opera Theater Center to serve as a coach for the 1996 and 1997 seasons. She has studied with several outstanding collaborative artists, including Martin Katz, Rudolf Jansen, and Alan Smith, and her language studies include Italian at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy.