WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, December 2 at 8 pm at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.
Find out more about the concert here.
Adam M. Bodony is currently serving as Assistant Professor at Purdue University where he conducts the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, and oversees the music department’s applied music program. Before being promoted to Assistant Professor, Mr. Bodony served Purdue University as both Visiting Instructor and Visiting Lecturer.
Mr. Bodony also currently serves as Artistic Director of the New World Youth Orchestras in Indiana. Based at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, the New World Youth Orchestras is an organization with approximately 220 young musicians enrolled from all over the state of Indiana. Under Mr. Bodony’s direction, the organization’s top orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 and its Orchestra Hall (Chicago) debut in 2017. In March 2018, the top orchestra will perform at the Music For All National Festival in Indianapolis. Additionally, through partnerships with local universities, Mr. Bodony sets and oversees a pre-college music education curriculum for the members of the New World Youth Orchestras, including areas in music theory, music history, chamber music, and conducting.
Mr. Bodony’s previous posts include Associate Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival (2013-2015), Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (2014-2016), and Cover Conductor and Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015). He has also worked with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles across the country.
Mr. Bodony earned a bachelor’s degree in both religious studies and trombone performance from DePauw University in 2008. He later received a master’s degree in trombone performance from Indiana University in 2011, where his primary teachers were Jim Beckel and Carl Lenthe, respectively. Mr. Bodony also pursed conducting studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) and Indiana University. His primary conducting teachers include Arthur Fagen, Leonid Korchmar, and Kirk Trevor.
As a trombonist, Mr. Bodony has frequently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and can be heard playing 2nd trombone on two album releases under the Telarc label, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański and Jun Märkl, respectively.
In 2013, Mr. Bodony was honored with the Beckmann Emerging Artist Award given by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to a young professional with exceptional talent and promise in a given field.
On their program is music by Dmitri Shostakovich: