PhD, MA (English & American Literature) Brandeis University; BA University of Rochester. Marcia Anderson has studied recorder with Dan Stillman and John Tyson. She has attended many workshops in early music, and is an avid participant in the annual Amherst Early Music Festival. As a member of the Capriol Consort, Amici Musicae, Ars et Amici, Joyful Noyse, and the Steve Tapper/Marcia Anderson Duo, Marcia has performed at many venues including Plimoth Plantation, Hammond Castle, King Richard’s Faire, the North Easton Arts Fair, and Twelfth Night celebrations. The Tapper/Anderson Duo performs annually at the Orff-Schulwerk Workshop at Bridgewater State College. In addition to playing in many community settings here in New England, she has toured Italy, performing in Rome, Florence, Padua, Bolzano, and Venice.
Marcia has been on the faculty of the Joy of Music Program since 2003, has also taught at New England Conservatory’s Project Step and Worcester Hills Recorder Society, and is coach of the Bridgewater Recorder Ensemble and the Bayview Recorder Consort. She also enjoys teaching English Country Dancing and Renaissance Court Dance. As a poet, she wrote the lyrics for Will Ayton’s Cantata, “Mary Danced,” published in 2001. Marcia is a retired Professor of English at Bridgewater State College.