Christian Anderson was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He has a B.M. in Music Education, with a minor in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master’s in Trumpet Performance from DePaul University in Chicago. He has studied trumpet performance with Dr. Randy Grabowski and John Hagstrom. Since 2008, Christian has established himself as versatile and skilled musician by playing with major orchestras, chamber groups, and new music ensembles in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
He is currently a member of the South Bend Symphony (third trumpet), and the Wisconsin Philharmonic (principal trumpet). He is formerly principal trumpet of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and second trumpet of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.
A complete listing of the ensembles with whom he has performed can be found below.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Illinois Philharmonic, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Philharmonic, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Sugar Creek Opera Festival, PMF Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet
Chamber and New Music:
Chicago Symphony MusicNow, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Eighth Blackbird, New Chicago Brass, Millar Brass, Chicago Brass Quintet, Stonegate Brass Quintet, International Chamber Artists, American Wind Symphony Orchestra
Shows and Well-Known Personalities:
John Williams, The Platters, Indigo Girls, Doc Severinsen, Mark O'Conner, Ethan Bortnick, Tito Puente Jr., Ben Folds, Ricky Skaggs, Marvin Hamlisch, Rufus Wainwright, Chance The Rapper