Executive Artistic Director
Adam is currently serving as Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (IN). Also serving as Associate Conductor with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival, Adam has worked with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic) as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles across the country. His primary conducting teachers include Kirk Trevor, David Effron, Arthur Fagen, and Leonid Korchmar.
Adam played trombone in the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra for three years, having graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2003. Adam then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in both religious studies and trombone performance from DePauw University and a master's degree in trombone performance from Indiana University where his primary teachers were Jim Beckel and Carl Lenthe, respectively. He has pursued conducting studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) and Indiana University.
As a trombonist, Adam frequently performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and can be heard playing 2nd trombone on their two latest album releases under the Telarc label, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański and Jun Märkl, respectively.In 2013, Adam was honored with the Beckmann Emerging Artist Award given by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to a young professional with exceptional talent and promise in a given field. Adam also sits on the board of the IndyHub Foundation.