Joy received a bachelor of music degree in music education from the University of Richmond, Va., a master of music in music education and level I Orff Certification from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and Kodály certification (levels I-III) from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Her level III instruction through Capital University was at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary.

A frequent guest conductor and clinician for local and regional school systems and music educator organizations, Mrs. Anderson has also presented at the national conference of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, and her writing has appeared in state and national music educators’ journals and websites. She is a member of Music Educators National Conference and the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is past president of the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators. Mrs. Anderson works on the staff and planning committee of the James Madison University Children’s Choral Camps, as well as co-coordinating JMU’s Kodály teacher-training courses.

A 27-year veteran music educator and conductor, Mrs. Anderson has worked with children from infancy through high school in public and private school settings. She teaches Kodaly music educator courses at several universities each year and has worked with SVCC since 2000.