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Columbia Pride Month events to return to full capacity, celebrate LGBTQ community

June 9, 2022

Columbia Missourian

The event will also feature performances from local LGBTQ artists and allies, including Rochara Knight, Robin Anderson and Meredith Shaw.

"Back in Love" featured on Women of Substance Radio

April 6, 2020

Women of Substance Radio

Listen to Back in Love on Episode 1077 of the Women of Substance Radio Podcast.

Inaugural Music Video Festival Aims to Bridge Creative Gaps

May 30, 2018

Columbia Daily Tribune

The festival celebrates music videos, featuring 25 to 30 local and international submissions. It will screen the short films inside Columbia businesses, and is intended to inspire new creative collaborations across different areas of the art scene

Bethel Baptist Church choir heads to Carnegie Hall

November 16, 2017

Columbia Missourian

Anderson will be on the other side of conducting at Carnegie Hall when she trades in her director’s role to sing with her choir. Until then, she will continue to ready her group of singers.

Anderson, Sergel tour a prelude to album releases

July 13, 2017

Columbia Daily Tribune

Each of these areas and audiences will have a chance to learn what Columbia has known for some time — that the pair of singers are serious talents.

The "Dazzling Dozen"

April 29, 2016

Columbia Tribune

Audra Sergel, her jazz quintet and six vocalists known as the Elan Singers will gather ’round the J.W. “Blind” Boone Piano for the third session of the Boone Piano Concert Series at the Boone County Historical Society

We are better for women who share their stories through their art

January 13, 2016

Columbia Missourian

the benefit of a front row seat for over a year….my stay in Columbia is enhanced by each of them. They are a gift to the city.

Five questions with singer-songwriter Robin Anderson

October 28, 2020

Columbia Daily Tribune

The local singer's voice glides elegantly along each melody she writes. But beneath the glassy surface, Anderson engages in tricky creative labor. Her music unites the syntax of pop, folk, jazz and musical theater; her lyrics address a fragile world with both hope and an askew sense of humor.

Strange New Worlds on Speaking of the Artgs

February 15, 2019

KOPN 89.5

Host Diana Moxon speaks to Meg Phillips Crespy, Robin Anderson, and Rochara Knight about Strange New Worlds, an evening of performance at Talking Horse Productions.

Bethel Baptist Church choir has big plans in the Big Apple

November 27, 2017


When you get a once in a lifetime opportunity, the enthusiasm and the excitement that you feel is contagious…

Meet new Citizen Jane music coordinator Robin Anderson

October 26, 2017

Vox Magazine

Anderson connects the sights and sounds of the festival

New music video highlights two local, up-and-coming creative artists

January 29, 2017

Vox Magazine

Singer Robin Anderson and filmmaker Matt Schacht partnered up for a first-time project

Part-time professors

March 18, 2016

Columbia Missourian

Academia's 'working poor' juggle duties, expectations

So much to say

December 18, 2015

Columbia Tribune

These are people with something to say and, knowing what each has gone through to be able to say them, will make the experience all the more strange and special.

"You Will" featured on Women of Substance Radio

May 8, 2020

Women of Substance Radio

Listen to You Will on Episode 1092 of the Women of Substance Radio Podcast

Columbia home to first VidWest Music Video Festival

June 2, 2018

Columbia Missourian

Matt Schacht talks to Robin Anderson before the studio artist panel on Saturday at Dogwood Artist Workspace. Schacht is the festival venue tech and Anderson is the public relations lead and a researcher for the VidWest Music Video Festival.

The Bethel Baptist Church Choir will sing to new heights at Carnegie Hall

November 23, 2017

Vox Magazine

The ensemble joins 24 other choirs in a performance of composer and conductor Joseph Michael Martin’s Appalachian Winter: A Bluegrass Christmas.

Leave summer behind and fall into new music

September 28, 2017

Vox Magazine

Four active members in Columbia’s music scene tell us what new music they recommend as the leaves turn and air gets crisp.

Bethel Baptist Church moves toward closer relationship to the arts

November 5, 2016

Columbia Tribune

Bethel Baptist Church will host the program “Be the Love,” featuring music, art, spoken word and dance performances.

Turn and face the strange

January 14, 2016

Columbia Tribune

It is a special thing to see or hear a new work birthed into the world. Columbia audiences have the chance to enjoy that experience to the fourth power this weekend.

Music teacher jumps through hoops to teach students piano and voice

March 24, 2013

Columbia Missourian

She told them she was going to learn to hoop. Although some were skeptical, she devised a practice schedule and set to work, giving them progress updates along the way via videotapes. That way, Anderson said she could show them an end result, then step back and teach them how to break up the steps to reach that point. She could relate to their challenges and teach her students how to move past them.

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