Meet Our Instructors

Michael R. Gagliardo

Bryce Anderson – Violin/Viola

Cellist and EYO Assistant Conductor Bryce Anderson graduated summa cum laude from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education in 2018. Anderson has performed in the cello sections of the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville State University/Community Orchestra since 2014. He has also played in the pit orchestra of numerous opera and musical theater productions with the Jacksonville Opera Theatre and Theatre of Gadsden, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Anderson began his performing instruction with the School String Orchestra Program of the Etowah Youth Orchestras under the direction of Roland Lister. He progressed through the program and graduated from the EYO as Principal Cellist of the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra. He studied privately with Susan DiBiase throughout high school, and with Alabama Symphony Orchestra cellists Andrew Dunn and Peter Garret at Jacksonville State University. He now maintains an active private cello studio. Anderson’s conducting instructors included Jeremy Stovall and Ken Bodiford.

Gadsden Community School for the Arts