Adam Paul Cordle
Adam Paul Cordle, violist, has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing in recitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. Adam recently performed solo Bach in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as First Prize Winner of the 2011 American Protégé International Competition. He is a member of the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra and the chamber ensemble Pocket Philosophy, a group dedicated to promoting the accessibility of traditional and contemporary music through performance, education, and collaboration in a variety of venues and settings. His work promotes the arts as a channel for social progress by exploring issues related to education, health, and human rights and establishing the relationship between the artistic and human experience.
Adam is artistic director at the Olentangy Festival for the Arts and a teaching artist at the Olentangy Summer Strings Camp near Columbus, Ohio. Adam coaches ensembles at Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory of Music and teaches students in Gettysburg, PA; Washington, DC; and Baltimore, MD. He is a former ensemble director at the Eastman Community Music School and former faculty member of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Kanack School of Music, and Baldwin-Wallace Community Arts School. He strives to provide students with opportunities to learn about collaboration, dedication, self-analysis, research skills, and social responsibility and believes that every person should have the opportunity to greater understand the human condition through the study of music.
In addition to his work as a performing and teaching artist, Adam is Media Coordinator for the American Viola Society and has been published several times in the Journal of the American Viola Society. His scholarship focuses on the accessibility of classical music for contemporary audiences and has involved work with teaching artistry, pedagogy, aesthetics, meditational means, discourse analysis, media studies, cultural psychology, and anthropology.
Adam has studied primarily with Phillip Ying, Louise Zeitlin, and Deborah Barrett-Price, and has studied chamber music with members of the Ying and Cavani String Quartets. He has also studied with Kim Kashkashian, Karen Dreyfus, Carol Rodland, and Guy Ben-Tsiony as a participant in the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Festival d’Arts Orford, Music in the Valley: Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and Sound Encounters: a contemporary music festival. Adam earned his Master of Music in Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music and Bachelor of Music in Performance & Literature from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is registered in Suzuki Pedagogy through the Suzuki Association for the Americas.