Special Guest Adam Sadberry
Adam Sadberry is an 18 year old flutist from Montgomery, Texas. He began his musical journey as a boy soprano at the age of seven in his church choir. As he matured musically, he was offered opportunities to solo with the choir, and this eventually lead up to the opportunity to sing as Amahl in the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Later on at the age of eleven, Adam began playing the flute in his school band program. As a sophomore in high school, he became a member of the Texas All-State 4A Symphonic Band and was ranked as number five in Texas. He was ranked as number one in the state the following year. During Adam’s junior year, he became a member of the Houston Youth Symphony’s Symphony. He played principal flute and piccolo and performed pieces such as Holt’s the Planets and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 9. During the same year, Adam was a winner of the Clear Lake Symphony’s concerto competition. He was also the first price winner in the High School Wind division of Music Doing Good’s Scholarship program.
Along with flute, Adam is also a talented jazz tenor saxophonist. From the summer before his freshman year to the summer before his junior year, Adam played tenor sax in the Jazz Connection, a rising community jazz band in the Conroe area. He also participated in the Texas All-State Jazz competition and was ranked as a top jazz tenor sax player in the state of Texas.
During the summer before his senior year, Adam attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, a six week intensive music festival in Michigan. He performed in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and played as principal flutist there for the majority of the summer.
Adam has attended masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Jim Walker, Philip Dikeman, Francesca Arnone, Marianne Gedigian, Paula Robison, Alexa Still, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Keith Underwood. He has studied flute privately with Bob Price, Sandra Benke, Vicky Williamson, and Jennifer Keeney (who he currently studies with).