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Mark Anderson, M.A.

Music Instructor, Dean Emeritus

Fine Arts and Communication Division

(650) 949-7555



Foothill campus
Office Hours:
I teach online only, but I'm on campus several days a week for meetings, etc. Please email me if you would like to speak with me in person.




2017-2018 is Mark Anderson's 28th and final year serving full time at Foothill. He has served as Director of Jazz Studies, Chair of the Music Department, developed and headed the Music Technology Program and was Dean of the Fine Arts Division for 7 years. Prior to joining the faculty at Foothill, he was Director of Jazz Studies at Fresno City College from 1987 - 1989, and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Jazz Studies at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music from 1980-1983. After graduate school, he enjoyed a career as a full time professional musician and booking agent in Denver during the 80's, playing hundreds of recording sessions and performing nightly with many of the greatest musicians in the world

Mark's recognitions include a California Music Award for engineering and performing on "Adelante", the "World Beat Album of the Year" in 1996, Innovation of the Year in 1997 for creating the earliest version of our recording studio, and Innovator of the Year at Foothill-DeAnza in 1999 for creating the Music Technology Program.

Personal Quote:

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
...Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Last update: 2018-03-15