In 2013 and 2014 PhotoMidwest member Mike Anderson assisted the UW-Madison School of Music's project to update their photo library. Many of these images were used to update the School of Music website. During this time Mike was invited to attend classes, rehearsals, and concerts where he photographed students in vocal ensembles, chamber and symphony orchestras, concert bands and wind ensembles, small and large jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, and operas. The exhibit's selection of these photographs illustrates the depth and diversity of musical talent developing in the heart of Madison.
Mike was born and raised in Wisconsin and is a UW-Madison graduate. Although post-graduate studies and employment took Mike and his family to the Pacific Northwest for 25 years, he returned to Wisconsin after retirement and has been rekindling his love of the Midwest through his photography.