Stella Anderson has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where she studied with William Primrose and David Dawson. Ms. Anderson is a violist and founding member of the Sartory String Quartet, and maintains a large class of violists and violinists at MacPhail Center for the Arts.
Since 1998, she has been the Chamber Music Coordinator for Augsburg University Suzuki Talent Education. She serves as principal violist of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra and the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. During the summer she is the coordinator for the Sartory String Quartet Institute at MacPhail.
Ms. Anderson is a past president of the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association and recipient of the 1995 Minnesota ASTA Master Teacher Award. She is also an Artist member of Thursday Musical, an orchestra member of the award-winning Vocal Essence (formerly known as Plymouth Music Series), a board member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and MNSOTA (Minnesota String and Orchestra Teacher’s Association), and an active solo, chamber and freelance musician.