Adam Burdick

Dr. Burdick is a conductor, teacher, and singer with a reputation for inspiring novices and veterans alike to discover their inner musician. He teaches choir and performance classes at North Seattle College, conducts the 115-voice Skagit Valley Chorale, and teaches voice lessons privately and at the Dusty Strings Music School in Seattle. Adam is Choir Manager for Choral Arts, one of the Northwest's premier choral ensembles, sings with the group, and occasionally substitute-conducts in the absence of Dr. Robert Bode, Choral Arts Artistic Director. His a cappella ensemble, the Evergreen Singers, has performed for several years in venues such as nursing and retirement homes, hospitals, and benefit concerts. He has conducted and directed choruses, opera, and musical theatre productions at Cornish College of the Arts , Shoreline Community College, the University of Washington, and for many community-music organizations on the Olympic Peninsula and the Seattle area. He has performed in choral, operatic, and musical theatre productions across the country, including several recent opera productions with respected Baroque music specialist Stephen Stubbs.

Adam's teaching emphasizes study of the body and vocal technique, expressive musicality, and musical and spiritual connection with audience members and other musicians. He is developing a reputation as a specialist working with singers who struggle to match pitch and helping them to finally be able to sing well. As a long-time student of the Alexander Technique, Adam has used its principles in his singing, conducting, and teaching. He is currently in the Alexander Technique teacher-training program at The Performance School with Catherine Kettrick. Adam was co-founder of the Dusty Strings Music School and its Director for five years, and is now developing Evergreen Music & Arts, a non-profit organization with the mission of fostering opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in musical and other arts (watch for a sing-a-long or other participatory event near you). He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound (BA Music, BA English Literature), the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (MM Choral Conducting), and the University of Washington (DMA Choral Conducting).