Adam McCord

Adam McCord's Biography

Adam McCord holds the title of Artist Teacher of Saxophone at the University of Louisville, School of Music. During the spring 2015 semester he served as Otis Murphy's sabbatical replacement at Indiana University Jacob's School of Music. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of Miami University, Ohio Northern University, Wittenberg University, and Wake Forest University; and for five years he was an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University.

Mr. McCord is an ABD for the Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University where his primary studies were with Otis Murphy. Additional mentors of his include David N. Baker, J. Peter Burkholder, and Thomas Walsh. He received a Master of Music degree also from Indiana University, earning the Performer's Certificate, Indiana University's highest performance honor, and was the winner of Indiana University's concerto competition, performing to critical acclaim. Mr. McCord received a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, in saxophone performance and music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where his teachers were Steven Stusek and Craig Whittaker, and where he was also the winner of the annual concerto competition.

Performances of his include the 16th WASBE International Conference in San Jose, California; the 2010 KMEA In-Service Convention; the XIV World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia; the XIII World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis, Minnesota; as well as many North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences. He participated in the 2003 International Saxophone Chamber Music Festival held in Faenza, Italy, and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Indiana University Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony's Spirit and Place Festival, and the Bloomington Pops Orchestra. He can be heard on the Arizona University Recording and Navona Records record labels.

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