DIRECTOR

Adam Pratt

Adam Pratt, a Texas native, has performed in venues throughout the country including Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, and a multitude of venues across the state Texas like Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum, the historic First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, and the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton. He has performed with many ensembles including the Austin Youth Orchestra, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, and the University of North Texas Symphony. Adam served as the principal cellist of the Tarrant County College Chamber String Ensemble, and the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble. Mr. Pratt’s notable ensemble performances include the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in a minor featuring Fort Worth Symphony Associate Concertmaster Swang Lin, the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale’s performance of Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, and the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and the Acton Chorus’ performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Major. In July 2013, Adam was the featured guest soloist for the world premiere of John Mackey’s (Redacted), performed by the National Intercollegiate Band at the historic Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.

In 2011, Adam set his sights on smaller ensembles when he collaborated with several colleagues at Texas Wesleyan University for the college’s Chamber Music Showcase where they performed Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 6 in D Major and Beethoven’s Variations on a Theme from Judas Maccabäus. He furthered his chamber music endeavors when he joined Serenata Strings, a professional chamber ensemble, in 2012. In his tenure with the ensemble, Adam performed in over 300 events throughout north Texas.

As a soloist, Mr. Pratt has performed in the 2011 and 2013 Tarrant County College Honors Recital and was selected to perform in both the 17th and 18th Annual Texas Wesleyan President’s Honors Recital. He was a featured performer in Tarrant County College’s “The Rite of Strings” in October 2012, where he displayed

his interpretations of Antonio Vivaldi’s Sonata No. 3 in a minor and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello. In April 2012, Adam presented his research on Brahms’ Piano and Violoncello Sonata in e minor as one of only a handful of students selected by a committee of distinguished faculty for Texas Wesleyan’s University College Day. Mr. Pratt was the 2012 and 2013 recipient of the Irene Clark Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding achievement in music, and was named Texas Wesleyan Instrumental Music Major of the Year in 2012.

Adam received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Texas Wesleyan University. After graduation, Mr. Pratt accepted the position of Assistant Orchestra Director at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. Under his direction, the Berkner High School Concert Orchestra consistently earned Sweepstakes ratings at contest. From 2015-2018, Adam served as the director of the Arlington Youth Symphony's Junior String Orchestra. In 2017, Mr. Pratt accepted the head orchestra director position for the brand new program at Keller High School.

 

Outside of teaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife Emily and son, Aiden, rock climbing,  woodworking, and perfecting his sleight of hand card magic.