Conservatory building named in honor of alumnus Robert L. Annis
Westminster Choir College, a music conservatory associated with Rider University of Princeton, New Jersey, has named its Playhouse venue in honor of Robert L. Annis (MM ’74, clarinet), an alumnus of USC Thornton, who served as Choir College’s dean from 1992-2014. The historical Playhouse, which was renovated in 2015, has occupied a central role at the conservatory, playing host to performances by some of the world’s leading musicians and conductors.
Annis is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, USC Thornton, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Harvard University/College Board Admissions Institute and served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music and Brown University. He is also an accomplished clarinetist, performing with numerous orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States.