Joseph Z. Adams is a composer from Tuscaloosa, Alabama who has written for a variety of mediums ranging from the concert hall to the stage.

Testimonials


Joe Adams is a gifted composer with an emotional sense of melody that escapes many who write “modern” music for orchestra. His pieces are atmospheric, evocative snapshots of time, worthy of notice for film or video soundtracks, special projects, or just sitting back to listen and dream. Looking forward to hearing more from this talented composer.

 

BRUCE COOK – SINGER/SONGWRITER
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Joseph Adams is a wonderfully professional and personable composer and collaborator. He constantly strives to push the boundaries of his work and expand his knowledge of his craft. He has the rare ability to form trusting and constructive relationships with instrumentalists, always insisting that music making is a collaboration in which all roles are of equal importance. The spark of joy that he brings to his work and rehearsals makes him a guaranteed pleasure to work with.

 

EMILY DUNCAN – FLUTIST


I’ve known Joe as a composer for a number of years, and first came into contact with him when he was about to begin his Masters Degree at the Hartt School of Music, in Hartford CT. Joe’s music is attractive and he’s a bright, conscientious music colleague. One of his greatest strengths is his collegial, professional relationship with a wide variety of musicians. He has a great ease with people and communicates his openness to collaboration and common work with everyone. I enjoy his work and find him to be one of the music people who can be consistently trusted.

 

RANDALL DAVIDSON – COMPOSER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, NORTHERN VOICE FESTIVAL
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Joseph was a pleasure to get to know at the 2016 Charlotte New Music Festival. He was prepared and presented himself very professionally. Just a really great addition to the festival and events through his interactions with staff, guests, and other participants, his genuine personality, and his sophisticated and artful music!

 

ELIZABETH KOWALSKI – FOUNDER & EXEC. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CHARLOTTE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
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Joseph Adams tenaciously tackles projects with great energy and exuberance. He commits day and night to producing sweeping compositions that are not only challenging but emotionally charging for audience and performers alike. Epic is no small word for Joe; his work possesses a larger-than-stage magnitude that produces worlds in pockets of stage time. If you need a composer to capture the Pacific Ocean in a depth of instruments, here is a daring one who does the job – and does it well.

 

RYAN OLIVEIRA – PLAYWRIGHT


Joseph Z. Adams’ music is challenging, rich, and heartfelt—exactly what I look for in a new music score. It was a pleasure to have him as a Wyoming Festival Fellow.

 

ANNE M. GUZZO – COMPOSER AND WYOMING FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
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The music of Joe Adams ensnared me from the first time I heard it. The soulful richness and complete accessibility is moving and exhilarating, as there are new colors, new combinations of sound and a new addition to the compositional style. There is a complex structure that our ears haven’t heard since the large works of Richard Strauss. He has the ability to mix emotions, from elation to fury, mixing rage with sensuality, and calm relaxation with the giddiness of a child. In combination with these new mixtures he also writes extremely well for every instrument! Adams’ music is the complete package and I can’t wait for my chance to sing it!

 

JANET ZIEGLER – SOPRANO
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Joe is an emerging compositional talent, as he has had numerous premieres and important performances of his music. His potential is tremendous, with a well developed craft and extensive imagination, and he will only continue to expand as a composer. On a personal level, Joe is of the highest moral character and has a great sense of humor.

 

MIKE BOGLE – PROFESSOR OF COMMERCIAL MUSIC & JAZZ, CEDAR VALLEY
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