Focus on the Future: Greg Adamson Brings Diversity and Education Experience to the Board of Directors
During the past season, the La Mirada’s Symphony Board of Directors has grown in size to include two musicians from our orchestra. One of them, Greg Adamson, brings diversity and his experience in music to the table.
Like most musicians, Greg Adamson wears many hats; cellist, composer, conductor, and educator. He has performed worldwide, in such diverse venues as Vatican City, Disney Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and Radio City Music Hall, to name but a few. He has performed with a broad range of artists including James Taylor, John Williams, Rod Stewart, Yo Yo Ma, Dr. Dre, Glenn Campbell, The Who, Guns ‘n Roses, and Elton John, and has been seen on numerous occasions performing on the MTV Music Awards as well as the American Music Awards.
In 2014 he founded the Fullerton String Orchestra, a music education program that is open to all 4th through 8th grade violin, viola and cello students, beginners, intermediate and advanced. With help from the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, this orchestra (only in its fourth year) has over 60 student members, most of whom participate at no charge. Adamson has taught K-6 music in Fullerton’s All the Arts for All the Kids program for 15 years. In that capacity, he was selected as a Teaching Artist to participate in a U.S. Department of Education study called Project Create, where he wrote and implemented arts curriculum for Fullerton School District.
With so many opportunities ahead of the Symphony during a time of social change and how the public connects with music through live performances and technology, Adamson’s perspective on music and education will bring more depth to the organization.