Leroy Anderson Foundation

Woodbury, Connecticut

 
Leroy Anderson, American composer

Leroy Anderson
1908-1975
American Composer


Leroy Anderson House
1953
Historic House Museum


Eleanor Anderson (Mrs Leroy Anderson)

Updated December 1, 2018


Leroy Anderson Foundation

The Leroy Anderson Foundation honors the life and work of Leroy Anderson, the American composer of light concert music, who lived from 1908 to 1975.

Some of his best known compositions include Sleigh Ride, Blue Tango, The Typewriter, The Syncopated Clock, Bugler’s Holiday and Fiddle-Faddle.

Eleanor Anderson (1918-2014), wife of composer Leroy Anderson, dedicated herself to furthering her late husband's memory.  Mrs. Anderson created the Leroy Anderson Foundation in 2010.

  

Leroy Anderson House

The Leroy Anderson House is a Historic house museum in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  The National Park Service named the building to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  In 2018 the Town of Woodbury designated the Leroy Anderson House as a historic house museum.  It is the headquarters of the Leroy Anderson Foundation.

The house contains an exhibit about Leroy Anderson.  Group Visits may be arranged by advance reservation.  The house is open for general admission on Open Days in early and late Summer, in Autumn and in December.  For information about making a Visit and the history of the house, go to the page Leroy Anderson House.

  

More Information

Woodbury, Connecticut where he lived with his family and wrote many of his compositions;

Cambridge, Massachusetts where he grew up, was educated at Harvard and began his career with the Boston Pops Orchestra;

Sweden where Leroy's parents were born.

Leroy Anderson Centenary

News, Open Days, Concerts, Exhibits, Support for music education programs, Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden, Leroy Anderson Bandstand