Adam Pelandini - Conference Host

Saxophonist Dr. Adam Pelandini is currently based in the pacific northwest where he serves as professor of saxophone and music theory at Central Washington University. He is an active performer and clinician appearing as soloist with the South Puget Sound Community College Orchestra, Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Wind Symphony and as saxophonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, MA. Recent performances with the BSO include the Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood in August, 2018 as well as soprano and alto saxophonist on Hans Gruber’s Aerial with soloist Håkan Hardenberger at Carnegie Hall in November, 2018. His collaborations with the BSO have been described by the Boston Globe as “sinuous” and “richly Hued, with tonal richness” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer. 

 

As professor of saxophone at CWU, Adam maintains a studio of sixteen students along with numerous saxophone quartets and choir. During his first year, he was invited to perform as soloist with the CWU Symphonic Wind Ensemble conducted by Emeritus Professor Larry Gookin at the 2015 Canadian Cantando Festival in Whistler, BC. Outside of CWU, he has appeared as a clinician across the state of Washington working with students of all ages and as saxophone instructor at the Young Musicians and Artists music camp in Salem, OR in June, 2017. Most recently, Adam hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Regional Conference here at CWU and has appeared in concert at several other NASA conferences in Portland, OR (2017); Bellingham, WA (2015); Salem, MA (2013) and at the West Point Academy in West Point, NY (2011). 

 

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in saxophone from Central Washington University in 2009, he earned a Master of Music degree in saxophone from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2011 where he graduated with academic honors and was a recipient of the George Frederick Jewett Memorial Scholarship. He then earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone from the Boston University College of Fine Arts in 2014. He is a Conn-Selmer endorsing artist.