May 12, 2021

OCMA presents Listen & Learn with Adam Stearn – A Composer’s Insight: Creating and Composing a Score

Listen & Learn with Adam Stearn is a series of monthly video Youtube channel presentations and audio podcasts in lieu of being able to have a live and in-person music festival in 2021. 

Adam Stern serves as Associate Conductor of the OCMA’s festival orchestra and is widely known for his fresh and entertaining insight in music and composers. Born in Hollywood, he began his musical studies at age five as a piano student, and flute lessons two years later. At age 15, he was accepted at California Institute of the Arts.Adam Stern graduated with an MFA in conducting at 21, the youngest Masters’ degree recipient in CalArts’ history. 

Among his several professional positions, Stern conducts the Seattle Philharmonic and the Sammamish Symphony; in addition, he recently became conductor of the Federal Way Symphony. He began the 2020-2021 Federal Way season with a series of “virtual” performances. 

For the month of May 2021, Listen & Learn with Adam Stearn – A Composer’s Insight: Creating and Composing a Score – Festival Associate Conductor Adam Stern is also a composer. In this presentation, Stern will take you on a “guided tour” of how he has conceived, nurtured, and crafted a piece of music — including a story involving the subtle revenge taken on an intransigent colleague. 

The OCMA is a non-profit organization that puts on the Oregon Coast Music Festival each year beginning the 2nd Saturday of July and lasting for 2 weeks full of free and ticketed musical and educational events. There are a handful of musical events and fundraisers throughout the rest of the year as well. All events are open to the public. 

To support the OCMA or to become a member visit their website.  

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