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Adam Stevens

Low Brass Instructor

Adam Stevens

Adam is a freelance teacher and performer in the Chicago area who is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Iowa. Currently, he is working to finish his dissertation with an emphasis on musician’s health and is planning his final DMA recital for Fall of 2018. In addition to his work at University of Iowa, Adam is planning a recital tour for the Fall where he will be performing and presenting masterclasses at University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Valparaiso University.


Adam holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from University of Iowa. While pursuing his education, he has held positions with the St. Louis Philharmonic, St. Louis Brass Band, and the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. Additionally, he has performed with the award winning Iowa Tuba and Euphonium Quartet, Old Capital Quintet, and many other diverse ensembles.


In addition to performing, Adam is also experienced in wind conducting, which was his secondary area of study during his doctoral work. He has conducted the University of Iowa Tuba Ensemble, the University of Iowa Concert Band, and has been invited as a clinician to work with middle school and high school ensembles throughout the Midwest including Granite City, Collinsville, Highland, and Mehlville. 


As a teacher, Adam has maintained a successful studio for over 15 years. Many of his students have been awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships, won competitions, received awards, and had high seating placements in honor band festivals. Adam's success as a teacher is attributed to his work with his own teachers who include Jan Kagarice, John Manning, David Gier, Jim Martin, Roger Rocco, and Mike Sanders.

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