American oboist Hassan Anderson is a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Anderson is the oboist of the innovative New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert, a position he has held since 2011. With the ensemble he has toured Israel three times and has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada at venues including the Duplex, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, New York’s Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society Series, Los Angeles’s L’Ermitage Concert Series, Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Performing Arts Center, and Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in California, as well as at such summer festivals as Cooperstown Music Festival, Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, and Canada’s Chamberfest Ottawa.
Anderson has recorded an album of works by various artists including Schumann, Gershwin, Avner Dorman (world premiere) and Jonathan Keren (world premiere) with SHUFFLE Concert (in-house label, 2013). He is also featured on Unremembered, a song cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider (New Amsterdam Records, 2015). A popular collaborator, he has made guest appearances with ensembles such as the American Ballet Theater, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Harlem Chamber Players, and the Juilliard Orchestra.
Equally at home in the classical and jazz genres, and dedicated to the next generation of musicians, Anderson regularly schedules teaching opportunities around his performances. He has served as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and the Little Orchestra Society in New York City, and Jazz House Kids, the only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz. Currently, Anderson serves on the faculties of the Harlem School of the Arts and Wetherby-Pembridge School, and is assistant conductor of the New Jersey City University Orchestra, a post he has held since 2014. He has been on the MAP faculty since 2014.