Adam Haws

Adam Haws is a composer of diverse musical interests. He is equally at home writing song cycles, chamber works, symphonic scores, and electronic music. His works have been commissioned and played across the United States and Europe, including Quince Vocal Ensemble, Color Field Ensemble, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Seattle-based early music group sound|counterpoint, for whom he recently curated an innovative concert of new works and arrangements for period instruments. Festival performances include the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Bowling Green State University’s New Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, and the Prishtina DAM Festival in Kosovo. Adam also has an abiding interest in a variety of music forms, and recently released his first ambient record, Nightway, on the Somniloquy label.

Adam currently teaches composition and music theory at Western Washington University in Bellingham. He was previously on the faculty of the pre-college Academy of Music Northwest, where he taught composition, music history, and counterpoint. He also enjoyed a lengthy affiliation interning with the education department of the Seattle Opera, where he particularly enjoyed exploring the minutia of Wagner’s Ring cycle with high school students. Adam holds degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM and DMA), and Western Washington University (BM).

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