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About Lyle J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Anderson serves as coordinator of choral studies and conducts the Concert Chorale and Men's Glee Club. He is an authority on choral conducting and theory pedagogy and is active as a choral clinician and guest conductor throughout the Midwest. He earned his Ph.D. in music theory from The Ohio State University in 1977 and has been at Cedarville since 1970.


Present Senior Professor of Music, Cedarville University Department of Music and Worship

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, Music Teachers National Association
1995 - Present Member, National Association for Music Education
1975 - Present Member, American Choral Directors Association
2008 - 2010 Member, National Collegiate Choral Association
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Honors and Awards

  • The John E. Kohl Memorial Music Award, Cedarville University, 1969
  • The Music Trophy, Cedarville College - 1970
  • Outstanding Young Men of America - 1978
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Cedarville University - 1999
  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Outstanding Teacher Award - 2000


  • Voice Class
  • The Christian at Worship
  • Choral Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Aural Skills
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Voice
  • Introduction to Conducting
  • Form and Analysis
  • Counterpoint
  • Choral Methods
  • Choral Conducting
  • Choral Arranging
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble
  • Concert Chorale
  • Men's Glee Club


1977 Ph.D., The Ohio State University
1971 M.A., The Ohio State University
1970 B.M.E., Cedarville College

Contact Information

Cedarville University
DMC 109
251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314


Dissertation (1)

Articles (2)

Music Compositions (1)

Audio Recordings (3)

Conference Presentations (3)

Guest Lecturer Presentations (7)

Performances (3)