About Jerry Anderson
Get to know Jerry Anderson
Jerry Anderson began taking piano lessons at the age of 7, in second grade at Glen Alpine Elementary, under the tutelage of Mrs. Robert Pitts. Lessons were actually offered during the school day in a piano studio that had been created for Mrs. Pitts. His lessons continued with Miss Goldi Shiflet of Morganton through Junior High and High School.
Upon departure for college, Jerry became a voice major with an emphasis in Music Education and Choral Music, but continued his piano study with Dr. Carolyn Lamberson at Mars Hill College (now University)
After college, Mr. Anderson taught at East Burke High School for the 1982-1983 school year as the one year interim for J. Jerome Williams, Choral Director at East Burke and the North Carolina State Teacher of the Year for 1982-83.
After that, Jerry moved into full time church music ministry, serving at First Baptist, Icard (3 years) Alexis Baptist, Alexis (19 years), Concord Baptist, Granite Falls (4 years), served as pianist for Christian Fellowship Chapel in Granite Falls for 1 year, and then served as Pastor to Senior Adults and Pastoral Care at Woodlawn Baptist, Conover, where a part of his ministry was coordinating, directing, and accompanying the Senior Adult Choir.
In addition, through the years, he has taught Piano and voice to serious students of music.
As a junior high piano student, he received a piece of art with the Herbert Spencer Quote: “Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts; that which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.”
Martin Luther said, “I am strongly persuaded that after theology, there is no art that can be placed on the level with music … For besides theology, music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy to the heart.”
As we take this journey together in music, our goal is excellence.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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