Interim Associate Director of Bands
Adam Friedrich currently serves as the Interim Associate Director of Bands at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. He is in the final year of his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting (DMA ‘24) at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Michael Holzman. He joined the CCM Wind Studies team as a Graduate Conducting Associate in the Fall of 2021 and has assisted with the Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Chamber Winds, Musica Nova, and undergraduate conducting courses. He also served as the assistant conductor of the CCM Youth Symphonic Winds.
Friedrich’s previous studies include a master’s degree from Ball State University (MM ‘21), where he studied band conducting with Dr. Thomas Caneva. During his time at Ball State, he assisted with the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Campus Band, "Pride of Mid-America" Marching Band, and Basketball Pep Band, supported undergraduate conducting courses, and taught the Percussion Methods course for undergraduate music education majors.
Before his graduate studies, Friedrich was the Director of Bands at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana from 2016-2019, where his ensembles were consistently awarded superior ratings. Friedrich also holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Concordia University Chicago (BME ‘16) where he served as percussion section leader in the Wind Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, was a featured soloist on the Fall 2015 tour, and led the campus Pep Band.