November 3, 2020

Making Music for Nearly 50 Years

Lyle and Connie Anderson are an amazing couple, and the way they’ve made music at Cedarville University has made an eternal difference in the lives of hundreds of students.

Dr. Lyle Anderson, Senior Professor of Music, and his wife, Connie, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Director of the Keyboard Pedagogy Program, have a combined 97 years teaching at Cedarville. They 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.”

Serving on mission together in the United States and around the world has been part of their amazing legacy, starting with a family missions trip to Australia in 1982 when their children, Lori and Eric, were 6 and 8 years old respectively.

Lyle and Connie plan to keep on teaching. “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.”

Lyle and Connie have been longtime mentors in Cedarville Fit to Be Tied program for engaged student couples.

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