by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager
Many couples dream of making beautiful music together, but Lyle and Connie Anderson really have. They have been teaching music and making an eternal difference in the lives of hundreds of Cedarville students for a combined 97 years.
Dr. Lyle Anderson, Senior Professor of Music, and Connie, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Director of the Keyboard Pedagogy Program, celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this summer.
“Cedarville is where we met, and both of us are alumni,” Lyle said in an interview this fall. “We thank God for how He orchestrated all of that, that we have been able to serve arm in arm.”
And they’ve taken their love of music and sharing it with others all around the world. They took their first family missions trip to Australia in 1982 when their children, Lori and Eric, were 6 and 8 years old respectively.
This music-making duo has no plans to stop teaching anytime soon. “Connie and I are blessed with good health and want to go as long as the Lord confirms we should,” Lyle said. “It’s been an overwhelming blessing to be able to prepare students to integrate their faith through this medium of music.”
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Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.