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William Adam

EDUCATION AND STUDY

  • 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
Full list of Adam students