William A. Adam

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William "Bill" Adam is arguably one of the premier Trumpet teachers in the USA. For many years he was Professor of Trumpet at Indiana University. The list of his successful students is legendary.


High School - Ft. Collins, Colorado (graduated at age 16) Pasadena Jr. College (California) University of Southern California (USC) Denver University University of Colorado, B.M. in Trumpet (1941) Eastman School of Music, M.M. in Music Theory (1947-48) M.M. in Composition (Also: within a few hours of having degrees in Psychology and in English Literature.)

TRUMPET TEACHERS Harold Mitchell Herbert L. Clarke Hyram Lammes John Leick Louis Maggio Mabel Keith Leach William Vacciano (studied indirectly)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Public Schools in Rifle, Colorado Public Schools in Englewood, Colorado San Francisco State College Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (starting 1946) Retired as Professor of Music from Indiana University in 1988

PERFORMING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Don Macs Orchestra Los Angeles Philharmonic (substitute) California Orchestra (substitute) Freelance Trumpet in the Los Angeles area (including radio shows, Ice shows, etc.) Freelance Trumpet in the Denver, Colorado area K.O.A. Radio Station Denver Symphony Professional arranger

Trumpet clinics U.C.L.A University of Illinois University of Nevada Appalachian State University California State University in Chico (1982) University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music University of Alaska Performed and lectured at the first (ITG) International Trumpet Guild meeting (1975) Video taped presentations University of Alaska (Video tape series to be released soon) Taped show for Public/Educational TV, Las Vegas, Nevada Video tape series for the California State University in Chico (topics included The Acoustics of the Trumpet and Gestalt Psychology)

ARTICLES Series of Articles on arranging for the School Musician ITG lecture published in Charles Colin’s New York Brass Journal (1975)

ADAM STUDENTS HAVE PERFORMED WITH THE FOLLOWING ORCHESTRAS Asheville NC Symphony Atlanta Berlin Philharmonic Berlin Radio Orchestra Birmingham Bloomington (IN) Symphony Charlotte Symphony Chicago Civic Cincinnati Ballet Cincinnati Orchestra Colorado Dallas Dayton Ballet Dayton Opera Dayton Philharmonic Denver Dortmund, Koln (Germany) Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra Elkhart (IN) Ft. Smith (AR) Greeley (Colo) Philharmonic Hendersonville (NC) Symphony Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City Philharmonic Little Rock Louisville Maui Symphony Munich Nashville Symphony Philadelphia Sacramento San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Opera Orchestra South Bend (IN) St. Joe (MO) Sydney Australia Wichita Windsor (Ontario) Symphony

ADAM STUDENTS HAVE PERFORMED WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMERCIAL BANDS, RECORDING ARTISTS, TOURS AND SHOWS Cats Dreamgirls Hair Jerry Lewis Telethon Jesus Christ Superstar Motown Legends Tour Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus Roar of the Grease Paint Victor Victoria West Side Story Al Jarreau Andy Williams Baha Marimba Band Bob Crosby Bob Dylan Bob Florence Big Band Bob James Buddy Rich Chaka Khan Chicago Count Basie Crystal Gayle Dan Fogelberg Dan Folgelberg David Crosby Diahnne Carroll Diana Ross Diva No Man’s Band Earth, Wind & Fire Elton John Englebert Humperdink Four Lads Four Tops Frank Sinatra Frankie Avalon and the Four Seasons Frankie Lane Fred Waring Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Gene Krupa George Duke George Russell Glenn Miller Grass Roots Guns and Roses Guy Lombardo Harry James Henry Mancini Herb Alpert Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band Jacksons, Victory James Ingram Jim Messina Joe Sample John Barry John Mellencamp Johnnie Mathis Joni Mitchell Junior Wells Kay Starr Las Vegas (all show houses) Lawrence Welk Lee Ritenour Linda Ronstadt Lionel Richie Little Anthony and the Imperials Lou Christy Lou Rawls Maynard Ferguson Mel Torme Michael Franks Michael Jackson Motion Picture and TV soundtracks (numerous) Multimedia soundtracks (numerous) NBC Tonight Show Band Nancy Wilson Natalie Cole O’Jays PTL Club Band Patti Austin Patti LaBelle Patti Page Paul Anka Paul Simon World Tour Pia Zadora Quincy Jones Ratt Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford Rich Little Rickie Lee Jones Roberta Flack Roger Williams Rolling Stone’s Voodoo Lounge Tour Rosemary Clooney Royal Hanneford Circus Rufus Rufus and Chaka Khan Russ Morgan Orchestra Seawind Sergio Franke Shawn Colvin Sheena Easton Siedah Garrett Sly Stone Tarzan Zerbini Circus Temptations Tex Beneke The Band The Brecker Brothers The Lettermen The Monkees The Regents The Spinners The Tubes Tom Jones Tommy Dorsey Toshiko Akyoshi/Lew Tabakin Band Toto Vic Damone Wayne Newton Whitney Houston Winger Woody Herman Yanni Yellowjackets

ADAM STUDENTS HAVE BEEN MUSIC FACULTY MEMBERS WITH THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS Appalachian State University - Boone, NC Bradley University - IL California State University, Chico Capitol University - Ohio Citrus Community College in Glendora, CA Indiana University - Bloomington, IN Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA Leeward Community College - Pearl City, Hawaii Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon Miami University - Ohio Northeast Missouri State University Northern State University - Aberdeen, South Dakota Northwest Missouri State University Ohio State University Oklahoma City University University of Alaska University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Ohio University of North Florida University of Oklahoma University of South Florida University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario, CANADA University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Whitworth College - Spokane, Washington Wright State University - Ohio


Title Genre Level Price
Koum Susser Tod (Brass Ens.) Brass INT $20.00

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