You are invited to join us for Sunday Worship Services at 8:45 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

Verena Lucía Anders

Bio Picture of Verana Anders

I am a LatinX conductor, pianist, vocalist, composer, and music educator. I am the co-founder of Conductors for Change, a non-profit fostering conversation, and action for a more equitable orchestral future. I currently serve as Music Department Chair and Executive Board member of the future Atlanta School for the Arts, and Co-Director of Voices Found, a community chorus with a focus on social change. I have performed with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus and have served as Teaching Artist with the Atlanta Music Project, an El Sistema-based music education program.

I was born in Berlin, Germany, to Chilean and Peruvian parents. After immigrating to the U.S., I began my training in music and dance at the age of four at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD, and continued at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Santiago Rodriguez at the University of Maryland. Upon completion of my undergraduate studies, I studied at the Alvin Ailey School for Dance in New York, while maintaining an active life as a performing musician. During my time in New York, I sang in the Grammy-award-winning performance of John Adams’ on the Transmigration of Souls.

I received my master’s degree in conducting in 2010 from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. under the tutelage of Dr. Leo Nestor.

I currently live with my husband Will Buthod, and our fur babies, in Tucker, Georgia.