Catherine Anderson is in high demand as a free-lancer in the New Orleans area, providing harp music for the region's professional arts organizations and a plethora of clients, from business corporations to universities to brides. She has appeared as solo harpist for the Ritz-Carlton tearoom since its inception in 2000, and enjoys performing with touring shows, such as Stevie Wonder, Johnnie Mathis, Frank Sinatra Jr., Perry Como, and Natalie Cole.
Mrs. Anderson received a BM and MM in harp performance from Indiana University School of Music, with additional studies at Oberlin Conservatory and the Salzedo Harp Colony. Ms. Anderson is on the music faculty of Tulane University and the University of New Orleans, and has also taught for Louisiana State University, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the New Orleans Suzuki Forum, and the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. She serves on the boards of the American Harp Society, the Greater New Orleans Suzuki Forum, the Musaica Chamber Ensemble, and the Louisiana Music Teachers Association. She has toured internationally with the Boston Camerata, performing Medieval drama on historical harps, and is Area Coordinator for the Music for Healing and Transition Program, training musicians of all instruments to work in clinical settings to bring beauty and healing to those suffering from illness. An advocate of new music for harp, she is married to composer David Anderson, and they have premiered a number of his works for bass and harp.
At UNO, Ms. Anderson teaches applied harp.