Returning Artist for 2018: musician Jeffrey Anderson, UCHS Class of 1975

The Returning Artist honoree for 2018 is musician Jeffrey Anderson, University City High School Class of 1975.  Anderson was chosen by the Municipal Commission on Arts and Letters of University City for his extensive experience in the world of music and education.

Anderson holds a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville and is currently an adjunct faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.  A more complete biography may be found at the School District’s website.

The public is invited to meet Anderson, and hear of his experiences, at a special reception at 7 p.m. on Wednesday November 14th at the University City High School Pruitt Library, 7401 Balson Avenue.

Since 1994, the commission’s Returning Artist program annually features artistically renowned graduates of University City High School who return to share their fields of work.

Typically, one artist is invited per school year, and all visiting alumni artists have established careers in their fields.  Program activities are concentrated at University City High School in a variety of classes.  Some activities take place in middle school and elementary school classes in both public and non-public schools.

There are two goals of the program:  to encourage students to investigate careers in the arts and to enrich the schools’ art programs.

Returning artists have included visual artists, glassblowers, photographers, writers, filmmakers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, instrumental musicians, composers, actors, singers and dancers.  A complete list of the honorees can be found here.

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