CLAUDIA ANDERSON is known for her originality and brilliance as a solo and chamber music performer across the U.S. She is a founding member of the innovative flute duo ZAWA! (with Jill Felber) and the summer flute intensive Passion Flute: Foundations for Creative Performing. Principal flute with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Symphony and on the faculty of Grinnell College, Anderson has taught at the Universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa, Ithaca College, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. An active member of the National Flute Association, she recently completed a 4-year term on the NFA’s New Music Advisory Committee.

Claudia’s solo album – with pianist SoYoung Lee – In This World (released in 2014 on cdbaby) includes her debut as a composer, Weather Conversations for flute and electronics. ALRY Publications released Weather Conversations in August 2017, the company’s first flute and fixed media publication. In 2019, ALRY released the latest in a series of ZAWA! arrangements and original compositions for the duo, Snap! for two flutes and fixed electronic media by John Rommereim. ZAWA! commissioned flutist-composer Cynthia Folio to write Z3 for two flutes and piano (2008) and recorded it on Cynthia’s chamber music CD Inverno Azul in 2014 (BCM&D Records). In 2014 ZAWA! commissioned and premiered Cynthia’s double flute concerto, Winds for Change, a musical meditation on the environment. Winds for Change tours nationally and internationally in its latest version – and all-flute chamber orchestra – with Angeleita Floyd conducting. Most recently, ZAWA! released their album ZAWA! RemiX in December 2023, on cdbaby, to all major streaming services. Claudia’s newest project, Glass Ceilings, commissioned several high-profile women composers and flutists to write pieces for flute(s) solo and electronic media, with its originating theme of gender inequality expanded to embrace the effects of Covid-19 and racial tensions of 2020. The program of works by Eve Belgarian, Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Allison Loggins-Hull, Ali Ryerson, and Anderson began touring nationally in early 2022 and continues to tour into 2024. As of September 2022, all the commissioned works are published: Eve Belgarian’s music at, Lisa Bost-Sandberg’s with Chromaworks at and, Allison Loggins-Hull at, Ali Ryerson’s at Theodore Presser Music, and Claudia Anderson’s at Anderson’s Glass Ceilings won the NFA’s Newly Published Music Competition in 2023.