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Grant Adams

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Grant Adams is a classical and jazz trombonist, teacher, arranger, and composer currently residing in Cincinnati. Grant holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in performance from West Virginia University (WVU) and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) respectively. Originally from the Northern Virginia - Washington D.C region, Grant spent much of high school performing with groups in the area, including two seasons as Principal Trombone of the Capital Youth Symphonic Orchestra, The Manassas Chorale, and the Manassas Symphony. Additionally, in 2015 he was recognized at the Kennedy Center with the “Award for Excellence in the Arts” with the National society of Arts and letters. During his time at WVU Grant studied with Dr. Kieth Jackson (Dean of the College of Creative Arts) and Hakeem Bilal (C Street Brass and River City Brass Band). In West Virginia Grant could be seen frequently performing in the region with various ensembles as well as the Morgantown Public theatre, and one year as the lead trombonist in the Morgantown Jazz Orchestra. In addition to performing Grant served as the trombone instructor for University Highschool and frequently paired with the Manchester Craftsman Guild for educational outreach across Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Grant began his studies at CCM in 2020 Studying with Timothy Anderston (Principal Trombone Dayton Philharmonic) he has since been performing locally around Cincinnati as well as subing with various orchestras and bands in the region. During his two years at CCM Grant had two of his compositions premiered as well as a commission performed at Wright State University and has a vast library of arrangements for trombone and brass ensembles. Grant plans to continue building his studio of private students while performing in the region.

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