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Adam Schommer

Degrees & Studies

Mr. Schommer received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Rick Solis of the Cleveland Orchestra, and he earned a Masters in French horn performance from the University of Cincinnati where he studied with Randy Gardner, formerly of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Schommer did an artist diploma at SUNY Purchase studying with John Clark and Ann Ellsworth.


French Horn

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2019

Born In

Monroe, NY

Performances & Distinctions

Adam Schommer serves as adjunct faculty teaching French horn at Lehman College and Nyack College. He has had the privilege of working with a multitude of artists and ensembles such as Ray Chew, Benji Kaplan, Gerard Schwartz, Lanfranco Marcelletti, John Clark, Sting, David Amram, Miguel Harth-­Bedoya, George Saenz, and The Artemis Ensemble, The Allentown Symphony, and John Luther Adams. Mr. Schommer has been a soloist with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and the Chelsea Symphony, and was concerto competition winner at the Lucca Opera Theater’s 2002 season in Italy.

Teaching Philosophy

“My teaching philosophy is geared towards long term learning. This means I build a student’s skill from the ground up and will spend as much time as it takes for the student to demonstrate correct embouchure, posture, and breathing practices. This frustrates some students in this day of instant gratification, but the benefits over time are worth the wait and diligence. I am a visual and kinesthetic learner myself, so I rely greatly on mental images, and the specific bodily functions and tiny muscles necessary to produce the best result.”