Adam Schommer


Adam Schommer is a freelance horn player in the New York metropolitan area. He serves as adjunct faculty teaching horn at Lehman College and Nyack College. Mr. Schommer has appeared with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Bronx Opera Company, United States Military Academy West Point Band, Opera Company of the Highlands, Hudson Opera Theatre, New Rochelle Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, and Orchestra of the Bronx. Mr. Schommer has had the privilege of working with renowned artists such as Gerard Schwarz, Lanfranco Marcelletti, John Clark, Sting, David Amram, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, George Saenz, and the Artemis Ensemble. He performs with the Allentown Symphony, and is in his third season as principal horn of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for the 2015-2016 season. Mr. Schommer received a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Rick Solis of the Cleveland Orchestra, and earned a Masters in horn performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music 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, and nearly has his NYS music teaching certification from CUNY Lehman College. Honors include a recent performance of Britten’s Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings with tenor Will Ferguson and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and won the 2002 Lucca Opera Theater Concerto Competition in Italy with Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto.