Adams, Daniel C.

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Born: June 28, 1956

Country: Miami, Florida, U.S.A

Studies: Louisiana State University (B.M.1978), University of Miami (M.M.1981), University of Illinois (D.M.A.1985)

Teachers: Salvatore Martirano, Ben Johnston, Morgan Powell


Daniel Adams was born in Miami Florida in 1956. He is currently a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music (1981) from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music (1978) from Louisiana State University. Adams is the composer of numerous published and unpublished musical compositions and the author of several articles and reviews on 20th. Century percussion music, music pedagogy, and the music of Texas. He is also the author of The Solo Snare Drum: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary CompositionalTechniques, a book originally published in 2000 by HoneyRock Music. Adams has served as a panelist and lecturer nationally and internationally, on topics ranging from music composition pedagogy to faculty governance. His music has been performed throughout the United States. He has also received performances of his music in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, and South Korea. In 2004 he appeared as an invited guest conductor for the premiere of a commissioned work at the Teatro Nancional in San Jose, Costa Rica. Adams currently serves on the Board of Directors for NACUSA and the Houston Composers Alliance. He has received awards and honors from ASCAP, the American Symphony Orchestra League, the Percussive Arts Society, and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. His music is recorded on Capstone Records and Summit Records.[1]

Works for Percussion

Alloy - Percussion Trio
Ambience (Adams) - Percussion Septet
Andalusian Haiku - Percussion Duo
Between - Marimba; Flute
Camaraderie - Timpani; Percussion Septet
Collage - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Concerto for Euphonium and Percussion Quintet - Percussion Quintet; Euphonium
Dissolve - Percussion Octet
Echogenesis - Percussion Quartet
Equipoise - Multiple Percussion; Saxophone
Five Elementary Etudes - Multiple Percussion
Focus - Vibraphone; Bassoon
Isorhythmic Concerto - Multiple Percussion; Wind Ensemble
Khromas Diabolus - Percussion Quintet; Trombone
Lignumvitae - Percussion Trio
Performance Studies for Two, Volume 1 - Snare Drum
Protagonist - Tom-tom; Percussion Trio
Reverberations - Timpani
Road Traversed and Reversed - Marimba Duo
Shadow on Mist - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Shadow on Mist (Ensemble) - Percussion Quintet; Flute
Stratum - Marimba Quartet
Syzygy - Marimba; Violin
Talea - Percussion Sextet
Tamboo Bamboo - Steel Drum; Percussion Orchestra
Three Movements for Unaccompanied Marimba - Marimba
Three Subtropical Vistas - Marimba, Vibraphone, Voice
Times Two - Percussion Duo
Twilight Remembered - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Two Antiphonal Portraits - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Variation sans theme - Snare Drum
Windward Passage - Marimba, Vibraphone, String Quartet