Executive Artistic Director
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 Visting Lecturer. Mr. Bodony's previous posts include Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Hot Summer Nights Festival, and Cover Conductor and Pre-Concert Lecturer for Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 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's primary conducting teachers include Kirk Trevor, David Effron, Arthur Fagen, and Leonid Korchmar.
Mr. Bodony played trombone in the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra for three years, having graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2003. He then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in both religious studies and trombone performance from DePauw University and a master's degree in trombone performance from Indiana University where his primary teachers were Jim Beckel and Carl Lenthe, respectively. Mr. Bodony has pursued conducting studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) and Indiana University.
As a trombonist, Mr. Bodony has frequently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and can be heard playing 2nd trombone on their two latest 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.