Jake Anderson is a third-year undergraduate cellist at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Originally from Idaho, Jake's musical interest began in the Boise High School Chamber Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has been fortunate to have many mentors share their time and talent with him, including Dr. Brooks Whitehouse, Dr. Brian Hodges, Laurel Talley, and conductors Robert Franz and Jen Drake.
Jake is a chamber music enthusiast, and most recently, participated in the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In the summer of 2020, Jake performed in a string quartet benefit concert for the Sphinx Organization and Equal Justice Initiative. He has been in multiple UNCSA productions including The Nutcracker and La Clemenza di Tito, and has taken master classes from Matt Haimovitz, Stéphane Tétreault and Raman Ramakrishnan.
At UNCSA, Jake serves as a resident assistant in the college dorms and a teaching assistant for the second-year music history course. When Jake's away from school, you can find him whitewater kayaking, skiing, mountain biking or trail running.