Adam Schoenberg is a composer, educator, lecturer, mentor, and arts entrepreneur. He is Composer-in-Residence for the Kansas City Symphony and a member of the Atlanta School of Composers. Recent commissions include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, and a co-commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Aspen Music Festival and School. He has scored two feature-length films and several shorts. He is on faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has presented lectures for the Young President’s Organization, Washington University in St. Louis, and Oberlin Conservatory, among others. He has led the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Musical Odysseys Reaching Everyone educational program, and he founded the Young Composers Institute with the Kansas City Symphony.
Adam was a MacDowell Fellow in 2009 and 2010 and was First Prize winner at the 2008 International Brass Chamber Music Festival. In 2007, he was awarded ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer Award and Juilliard’s Palmer-Dixon Prize for Most Outstanding Composition. He received the 2006 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, Adam entered into a publishing agreement with Ricordi London as their first-ever American classical composer.
Adam earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School and his bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.