John Michael Adair
John Michael Adair is an active music educator and performer in New England. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and the son of two professional horn players, John Michael began learning the horn at age 11. In the fall of 2012, after studying with David Pandolfi of the Alabama Symphony for five years, John Michael moved to Boston to pursue a B.M. in Music Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Richard Sebring and Jason Snider of the Boston Symphony.
John Michael joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Horn in the fall of 2014. Prior to his appointment with the Hartford Symphony, John Michael held Principal Horn positions with the Atlantic Symphony and the Glens Falls Symphony. John Michael is also an active freelancer, and gets called regularly to play with groups such as the Boston Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony and the Alabama Symphony.
In addition to his teaching position at WCMS, John Michael teaches at the Manchester Community Music School (NH), Walpole High School, and Covenant Christian Academy in Peabody. John Michael and his wife, Geanna, live in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where they enjoy cooking and eating copious amounts of Italian food together.