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Dr. George Adams

Dr. George Adams

Instructor of Music, Bassoon

(208) 282-2194

  • B.Mus. 1966, University of Southern California
  • M.A. 1977, Sam Houston State University
  • D.M.A. 1984, University of Texas

Dr. George Adams received his Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Conducting from Sam Houston State University and a D.M.A. in Bassoon Performance and Opera Conducting from the University of Texas. His performance credits include the Pasadena (CA) Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco and Houston Ballet Orchestras, Shreveport Symphony, and numerous music festivals, including the Carmel (CA) and Round Top (TX) Festivals. He began graduate study at Sam Houston State University majoring in conducting and was appointed to the faculty upon graduation. In 1981, he entered the doctoral program at the University of Texas, studying bassoon with Dan Welcher and opera conducting with Dr. Walter Ducloux and Dr. Fiora Contino. In 1986 he joined the faculty of Texas A&M University and was named Associate Conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony. After post-graduate study with Gustav Meier, he was appointed Associate Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies at Northwestern State University in 1990. In 1999, Dr. Adams was named Music Director and Conductor of the Idaho Falls Symphony, stepping down in 2010. He was a faculty member at BYU-Idaho from 2000 to 2015 and Idaho State University since 2003. Beginning in 2010, he has also taught music history, music theory and conducting classes at ISU. Dr. Adams serves as principal bassoon of the Idaho State Civic Symphony and is a member of City Creek Winds, the university,s faculty woodwind quintet.