Verena Anders - Academe of the Oaks

Verena Lucía Anders

Music

Verena Lucía Anders is the founder and director of Symphonic Revolution, an Atlanta based chamber orchestra, which advocates for diversity and inclusion, and performs affordable concerts in alternative venues.  She currently serves as Director of Music at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, and Co-Director of Voices Found, a social justice themed chorus in Decatur, GA.  Mrs. Anders has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus, and has served as Choral Teaching Artist with the Atlanta Music Project, an El Sistema based music education program.  A conductor, pianist, composer, vocalist, and music educator,  Born in Berlin, Germany, of Chilean and Peruvian parents,  Mrs. Anders immigrated to the U.S.,  where she began her training in music and dance at the age of four at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD.

Mrs. Anders completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Santiago Rodriguez at the University of Maryland.  Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Mrs. Anders studied at the Alvin Ailey School for Dance in New York, while maintaining an active role as a performing musician.  During her time in New York, Verena sang in the Grammy-award winning performance of John Adams’ commemoration of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks, On the Transmigration of Souls.

Mrs. Anders received her Master’s Degree in Conducting in 2010 from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. under the tutelage of Dr. Leo Nestor.  Mrs. Anders currently lives with her husband, Will Buthod, in Atlanta, Georgia.