Jeffrey Anderson, Professor of Tuba
  1. Faculty

Jeffrey Anderson



  • Applied Lessons


  • MM, Arizona State University
  • BM, Indiana University
  • Performer's Certificate, Indiana University


  • San Francisco Symphony, Principal

What is your hometown?

Princeton, IL

What is your favorite recording?

Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould.

What are you passionate about outside of music?

CrossFit, travel, wine, and cooking.

Who were your major teachers?

Harvey Phillips, Dan Perantoni, and Sam Pilafian.

What is a favorite quote that you repeatedly tell students?

“Air first.”

What question do you wish students would ask sooner rather than later?


What was the defining moment when you decided to pursue music as a career?

No defining moment. I always sought playing as a career.

What recordings can we hear you on?

All San Francisco Symphony recordings since 2003, including the Grammy Award-winning Mahler cycle.