Alexander R Adams
Bass-Baritone, Voice Actor, Teacher

About Me

Music Bio and Performance Resume

Alexander R Adams, bass-baritone

Alexander R Adams is a classically trained bass-baritone singer, voice actor, and voice teacher living in Portland, Oregon.

Alexander received his Master of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied with renowned baritone Rod Gilfry.  He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Puget Sound where he studied under Dawn Padula.

Some of Alexander's recent opera performances include the role of Publio in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, Minister/Chorus in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, and Mr. Plunkett/Judge in Henze's The English Cat, all while at USC Thornton; Sprecher/Armored Man in The Magic Flute at the Astoria, Oregon music festival; as well as Bottom in scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sergeant of the Police in Pirates of Penzance, both with the UPS opera program.

In addition to opera performance, Alexander is regularly featured as a soloist with choirs, such as in Bach Cantata BWV 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" with USC's student-run Luce Chorus, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music with the USC Chamber Choir, and the Faurè Requiem with the Adlephian Concert Choir.  Alexander performed live for millions of internet streamers at E3 2016 God of War Reveal as part of the chorus in a live orchestra rendition of music from the game.

Alexander has been a member of many professional, semi-pro, and student choirs, most notably USC Thornton's Chamber Singers directed by Jo-Michael Scheibe, and UPS's Adelphian Concert Choir directed by Steven Zopfi.  He has also held several staff singer and section leader positions in semi-pro choirs and church choirs.  Alexander currently sings with the St. Michael's Singers at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.

Resume

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Opera Performance

Publio La Clemenza di Tito
Mozart
University of
Southern California
2015
Sprecher/
Armored Man
The Magic Flute Astoria
Music Festival
2015
Minister/
Chorus
Iphigénie en Tauride
Gluck
University of
Southern California
2015
Mr. Plunkett/
Judge
The English Cat
Henze
University of
Southern California
2014
Bottom A Midsummer Night's Dream University of
Puget Sound
2014
Sergeant
of the Police
Pirates of
Penzance
University of
Puget Sound
2012


Solo Concert Performance

Bass Soloist Cantata BWV 4
Bach
Luce Chorus 2017
Baritone Soloist Serenade to Music
Vaughan Williams
USC
Chamber Singers
2015
Baritone Soloist Easter
Vaughan Williams
Pacific Palisades
Presbyterian
2015
Baritone Soloist Requiem
Faurè
UPS Adelphian
Concert Choir
2014


Ensemble Experience

Staff Section Leader St. Michael's and
All Angels
Portland, OR 2017–
Associate Staff Singer Mountainside Master Chorale Pomona, CA 2016–2017
Male Chorus Sony E3
God of War Reveal
Los Angeles, CA 2016
Staff Soloist First German
United Methodist
Glendale, CA 2015–2017
USC
Chamber Singers
University of
Southern California
2014–2015
Voci d'Amici University of
Puget Sound
2011–2014
Bass Section Leader Adelphian
Concert Choir
University of
Puget Sound
2010–2014


Education

Master of Music,
Vocal Arts
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 2014–2016
Bachelor of Music,
Vocal Performance
University of
Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA 2010–2014

Teachers Coaches Conductors Master Classes
Rod Gilfry Mark Robson Brent McMunn Alan Glassman
Angela Blasi Paul Floyd Jo-Michael Scheibe Richard Zeller
Dawn Padula Denes van Parys Steven Zopfi Sherrill Milnes