Adam Karelin

Adam Karelin is a composer, trombonist, and conductor, who is currently involved with multiple Los Angeles-based music performance and education organizations. He is an active participant in the music community at his school, North Hollywood High School (Highly Gifted Magnet). As a junior, he continues in his third year as principal trombone of the Marching/Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Other trombone engagements include performance as principal trombone in the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Russel Steinberg, and private study with Noah Gladstone. Recently, Adam has been pursuing conducting and debuted with the North Hollywood High School Brass Choir in April of 2016, conducting a program of music by John Williams and is now in his second season with the group. In the fall of 2016, he was awarded a conducting internship with the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, beginning in January 2017. Since beginning study with Dr. Brett Banducci in the summer of 2015, Adam has expanded his musical language to reflect a palette of diverse influences, ranging from abstract expressionism to minimalism, and idioms in between. In the spring of 2016, he participated in the Young Musicians Foundation Young Composers Program and in the Sunset ChamberFest Young Composers Program. In September of 2016, he was admitted to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Composer Program, where he studies with Andrew Norman and Sarah Gibson. Adam is currently in a two-year Composition Fellowship at his school. He will also attend the Tanglewood Music Institute as a composer this summer.