Adam became the Principal Tuba of the Boise Philharmonic in 2015, and holds that position with the Lancaster (OH) Festival Orchestra. He has been a member of the Honolulu and La Crosse (WI) Symphony Orchestras, and has performed with the Utah, Alabama, and Traverse (MI) Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
As a chamber musician, Adam has been a member of the Honolulu Brass Quintet, co-founded the Omega Brass Quintet, and performed in Japan and the United States as a member of the HATHM Trio. He has also performed concertos with the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. Interested in exploring the music of our time, Adam has commissioned new works from Miguel Chuaqui, Brian Kelly, Rudolf Rojahn, Karen Olson, and Lachlan Fife. He has competed at the North American Brass Band Association Championships with the Chicago Brass Band and has played the stages of Chicagoland with the rock band Black Umbrella Brigade.
Adam currently teaches at Boise State University and University of Nevada, Reno. He has given master classes and coachings across the U.S. as well as in China, Japan, and Chile. Adam has earned degrees from the University of Utah, Western Michigan University, and The Boston Conservatory. His principal teachers include Gary Ofenloch, Floyd Cooley, Roger Rocco, Andrew Miller, Deanna Swoboda, Charles Villarrubia, and Eric Henry.
In 2015, Adam and his wife, horn player DeAunn Davis, launched www.brass-quest.com to share their explorations in performing and thoughts on educating the next generation of brass musicians. When not performing, teaching, or updating the website, Adam enjoys hiking with DeAunn and their dog, Gizmo; cooking; exploring audio engineering; and studying the finer points of brewing coffee.