Adam Estes

Adam Estes's Biography

Adam Estes is Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, where he teaches saxophone, bassoon, woodwinds methods courses, and coaches woodwind chamber ensembles. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Minot State University.  Formerly a band director in the public schools of the Mason Independent School District in Mason, TX, Estes has also held posts as Visiting Professor of Saxophone at Furman University and the University of South Carolina, as well as Instructor of Saxophone at Presbyterian College and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.

Estes has been the principal bassoonist with the Western Plains Opera Company, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, and has been a regular substitute bassoonist and saxophonist with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Augusta Symphony Orchestra.  Furthermore, Estes is a founding member of the Assembly Quartet.  He maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.  His performing career has taken him to venues in Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Belgium.

He holds graduate degrees from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in music education from Tarleton State University.  His primary teachers have been Clifford Leaman, Greg Ball, Peter Kolkay, Carol Lowe, and Douglas Graham. 

Estes is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Yamaha saxophones.

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