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Music Education Institute

Adam Gaines, D.A.

Adam Gaines, D.A.
Assistant Professor
SA 119
(920) 465-2440

Education: D.A. Ball State University, M.M., B.M. University of Louisville

Adam Gaines is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio, Dr. Gaines directs the Jazz Ensemble II and the New Music Ensemble, and teaches Jazz History and Brass Techniques. A native of Kentucky, Dr. Gaines has performed as a soloist throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals in Europe. His work goes beyond playing the trumpet into the realm of arranging and composition. An example is his trumpet ensemble work “Fanfare and Images,” which can be heard on the CD Passages on the Centaur label by his former teacher, Dr. Michael Tunnell. Dr. Gaines holds degrees from the University of Louisville (Bachelor of Music, 1999) and Ball State University (Master of Music, 2001 and Doctor of Arts, 2005). In addition to being a past member of the faculties of the Community College of Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and Indiana Wesleyan University, Dr. Gaines has taught for the UW - Green Bay Summer Music Camps and the Milestones Jazz Camp in Pennsylvania.