Adam Snider joined the faculty at Boise State University in August 2015. He also currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to this, Adam has been Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and adjunct faculty at Salt Lake Community College. He has given master classes and coachings across the U.S. as well as in China, Japan, and Chile. Adam earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Utah, his Master of Music Performance degree from Western Michigan University, and his Bachelor of Music Education and Performance degrees from The Boston Conservatory. His principal teachers include Gary Ofenloch, Floyd Cooley, Roger Rocco, Andrew Miller, Deanna Swoboda, Charles Villarrubia, and Eric Henry.
Adam is currently the Principal Tuba of the Boise Philharmonic and the Lancaster (OH) Festival Orchestra and has held that position with the Honolulu and La Crosse (WI) Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the Utah, Alabama, and Traverse Symphony Orchestras, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Adam has competed at the North American Brass Band Association Championships as First E♭ Tuba with the Chicago Brass Band and has played the stages of Chicagoland with the rock band Black Umbrella Brigade.
Adam’s keen interest in chamber music has led him to join the Honolulu Brass Quintet, co-found the Omega Brass Quintet, and perform in Japan and the United States as a member of the HATHM Trio. He currently performs regularly as a member of the Boise Philharmonic Brass Quintet as well as with his wife, hornist DeAunn Davis. Adam has also performed concertos with the University of Utah Wind Ensemble and Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. On the hunt for new music, he has co-founded the contemporary music ensemble Green Light Consortium, performed with the Chicago Composers Orchestra, and commissioned works from Miguel Chuaqui, Brian Kelly, Rudolf Rojahn, Karen Olson, and Lachlan Fife.