Bio

Adam Ginsburg is a freelance percussionist, arranger, and private lesson instructor based in Ann Arbor, MI. Currently, Adam teaches lessons through his own private studio and though Emerson School in Ann Arbor, MI. In addition to his private teaching, Adam is the instructor of the Concordia University Ann Arbor drumline and director of percussion at two time GRAMMY National Signature School Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.

As an orchestral musician, Adam performs regularly with the Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint, Saginaw Bay, Greater Lansing, and Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestras. In addition to orchestral music, Adam is passionate about new music and chamber music. He has been involved with several chamber music groups and composers recently, including a performance on the University of Michigan’s Student Composers Concert. Adam also has extensive experience in marching percussion, having been a member of the 2002 Carolina Crown and 2003 Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, both under the direction of Paul and Sandi Rennick, and since 2000, has instructed and arranged for numerous groups throughout the country.

Adam earned a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. At Peabody, Adam studied with world renowned marimba and percussion virtuoso Robert van Sice, Cleveland Orchestra Percussionist Tom Freer, and current University of Miami Percussion Professor Svet Stoyanov. He holds a BM in performance from Baylor University where he studied with Todd Meehan and a MM in performance from Michigan State University where he studied with Gwen Burgett. Adam proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets and Remo drumheads.

Adam currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife Kathryn and their twins, Max and Isla.