WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette.
Find out more about the concert here.
Adam M. Bodony will be appointed Assistant Professor of Bands, effective fall of 2017. Bodony will serve as the director of the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, and will oversee the department’s Applied Music program.
Before being appointed Assistant Professor of Bands, Bodony served as Director of Orchestras, first as Visiting Lecturer during the 2015-2016 academic year, and then as Visiting Instructor during the 2016-2017 academic year for Purdue Bands & Orchestras.
Bodony currently serves as Executive 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 of youth orchestras with approximately 220 young musicians enrolled from all over the state of Indiana. The organization’s top orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 under the direction of Bodony, and will make its Orchestra Hall (Chicago, IL) debut in 2017. Additionally, through partnerships with local universities, 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. Bodony also served as Cover Conductor and Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Indianapolis Symphony during the 2014-2015 season.
Bodony’s previous posts include Associate Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival (2013-2015) and Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (2014-2016). Bodony has also worked with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Repulic), as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles across the country. His primary conducting teachers include Arthur Fagen, Leonid Korchmar, and Kirk Trevor.
Bodony earned a bachelor’s degree in both religious studies and trombone performance from DePauw University in 2008. Bodony later received a master’s degree in trombone performance from Indiana University in 2011 where his primary teachers were Jim Beckel and Carle Lenthe, respectively. He has pursued conducting studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) and Indiana University.