Adam Bodony Joins Faculty as Assistant Professor of Bands, Director of Orchestras


Friday, February 17th, 2017

Adam M. Bodony will be appointed Assistant Professor of Bands, effective fall of 2017.  Bodony will serve as the director of the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, and will oversee the department’s Applied Music program.

Before being appointed Assistant Professor of Bands, Bodony served as Director of Orchestras, first as Visiting Lecturer during the 2015-2016 academic year, and then as Visiting Instructor during the 2016-2017 academic year for Purdue Bands & Orchestras.

Bodony currently serves as Executive Artistic Director of the New World Youth Orchestras in Indiana.  Based at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, the New World Youth Orchestras is an organization of youth orchestras with approximately 220 young musicians enrolled from all over the state of Indiana.  The organization’s top orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 under the direction of Bodony, and will make its Orchestra Hall (Chicago, IL) debut in 2017. Additionally, through partnerships with local universities, Bodony sets and oversees a pre-college music education curriculum for the members of the New World Youth Orchestras, including areas in music theory, music history, chamber music, and conducting. Bodony also served as Cover Conductor and Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Indianapolis Symphony during the 2014-2015 season.

Bodony’s previous posts include Associate Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival (2013-2015) and Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (2014-2016).  Bodony has also worked with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Repulic), as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles across the country.  His primary conducting teachers include Arthur Fagen, Leonid Korchmar, and Kirk Trevor.

Bodony earned a bachelor’s degree in both religious studies and trombone performance from DePauw University in 2008. Bodony later received a master’s degree in trombone performance from Indiana University in 2011 where his primary teachers were Jim Beckel and Carle Lenthe, respectively.  He has pursued conducting studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) and Indiana University.

As a trombonist, Bodony has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and can be heard playing 2nd trombone on their latest two albums released under the Telarc label, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański and Jun Märkl, respectively.

In 2013, Bodony was honored with the Beckmann Emerging Artist Award given by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to young professionals with exceptional talent and promise in a given field.


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