After completing his studies, Adam moved to Toronto to work as a freelance oboist and collaborative musician. He has since played with the Canadian Sinfonietta, Esprit Orchestra, Toronto Chamber Choir, the National Ballet Orchestra, the Brott Festival Orchestra, the Sudbury Symphony, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Oakville Chamber Ensemble, the Thunder Bay Symphony, the Ontario Philharmonic and the Sinfonia Toronto.
Adam maintains a private studio in his home, and has taught oboe for St. Michael's College School. He also works as a facilitator for Sound in Film Workshops at the TIFF Lightbox. He has given oboe clinics in various schools throughout Toronto and has worked as an artist educator for the Canadian Opera Company's education and outreach program.
As a collaborative musician, Adam has worked with singer Cat Bent, singer/actress Sedina Fiati and with singer/songwriter Sarah Teitel. He can be seen Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays accompanying female impersonator Roxxie Terrain in her Broadway cabaret at Zipperz Piano Bar.
Oboe, Piano, Collaborative Music
California Institute of the Arts (2006-2008): MFA in Oboe Performance
-major in Oboe Performance with teacher Allan Vogel, additional studies in keyboard with Anna Grinberg and Patricia Mabee, and in Indian music with Aashish Khan.
University of Victoria (2002 - 2006): Bachelor of Music
-major in Oboe Performance with teacher Alexandra Pohran Dawkins.
Royal Conservatory of Music: Grade 10 Diploma with Honours in Piano (1999).
Orchestra/Large Ensemble Experience:
Toronto: performances with the Canadian Sinfonietta, Esprit Orchestra, Toronto Chamber Choir, National Ballet Orchestra, Brott Festival Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic, Oakville Chamber Ensemble, Thunder Bay Symphony, Sudbury Symphony, Toronto Sinfonietta and Sinfonia Toronto (2008 - present)
CalArts: member of the Chamber Orchestra, New Century Players (a mixed student and faculty group), New Millennium Ensemble and Baroque Ensemble. (2006-2008)
University of Victoria: first oboe with UVic orchestra (2004-2006), and Wind Symphony (2003-2004)
Additional performances: the Chamber Music of the San Juan Islands Festival (Aug, 2006), the Ensemble Pacifica (Oct, 2005), the Victoria Chamber Orchestra (2004, 2005) and the Gabriola Island Chamber Ensemble (May, 2003), as well as first oboe with the UVic Chamber Orchestra (2004-2005).
Roxxie Terrain's Broadway Cabaret: pianist for cabaret show starring female impersonator Roxxie Terrain, three nights weekly (current).
Freakshow Cabaret: pianist for cabaret show starring singer Cat Bent (various times).
Sarah Teitel: pianist, oboist and accordionist with singer/songwriter Sarah Teitel (various times).
The Sedina Show: accompanist for performer Sedina Fiati in various performances in Toronto (various times).
Squeezebox Serenade: accordionist and oboist with street performance group Squeezebox Serenade, in Victoria, BC (2008).
-Private Studio (2010 - present): -oboe and piano instructor in home studio.
-St. Michael's College School (2012 - present): oboe instructor.
-Canadian Opera Company (2008-2010): work as an Artist Educator through the COC's Youth Education Program.
-California Institute of the Arts (2007-2008)
-Teacher’s Assistant, Theory B: graded tests and taught classes for the second-year undergraduate theory class. -Tutor: gave weekly tutoring sessions to students in music theory and ear training/rhythm skills. -Accompanist: played piano for voice students in rehearsal and studio lessons.
-University of Victoria (2003-2006): maintained a private studio of oboe students.
April 2008: MFA graduation recital, CalArts.
February 2006 - graduation recital, received “Distinction.”
July 2005, 2006 - solo recitals in the Christ Church Cathedral Summer Festival Series, Victoria.
Chamber performances around Vancouver Island (2004-2008)
Solo with Orchestra:
February 2008 - Soloist with the CalArts chamber orchestra, playing Aaron Copland’s Quiet City.
October 2005 - one of four soloists in the UVic Orchestra Concerto Concert, playing Donizetti’s Concertino for English horn and Orchestra.
Summer 2009 - attended the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, ON.
Summer 2006, 2007 - attended the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in Powell River, BC.
Summer 2005 - attended the woodwind section of the Domaine Forget summer music program
Summer 2002 - attended Courtenay Youth Music Center in Comox,BC; winner of the CYMC Concerto Competition (piano).