MILTON C. ANDERSON // Founder
BS in Music Education, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1950.
MA in Music Composition, University of California, Los Angeles, 1958.
Prior to founding The Young Americans, Milton C. Anderson was Musical Director for CBS Television in Hollywood where he worked on such shows as Playhouse 90
, and The Twilight Zone
. In the early years with The Young Americans, Mr. Anderson designed musical numbers for more than 27 major musical network television shows on CBS, NBC, and ABC, and he produced three music specials. During that time he worked with some of the most legendary entertainers of the century including Gene Kelly, Perry Como, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Kate Smith, Julie Andrews and Tennessee Ernie Ford.
In addition to the extensive catalog of music Mr. Anderson has composed during his career, he is an accomplished author and
has published a book called Choices
outlining the teaching methods of The Young Americans and their overall view of the
teaching profession and educational techniques. Mr. Anderson has also published a book of his photographic works, One
, featuring breathtaking pictures of northern Michigan.
Mr. Anderson is in his happiest element when he is directing chorally or composing music, and is able to work with the new
group of 100+ Young Americans, that join the current group each year.