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Faculty & Staff Directory


Mark Anderson, M.A.

Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division

(650) 949-7555


Foothill campus
Office: 1706




Mark Anderson is retired from full time teaching at Foothill, and now teaches one class per quarter.

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 1980's.

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: 2022-09-16
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