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Adam Briggs

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Saxophonist J. Adam Briggs is an active classical soloist, chamber musician, and jazz artist. He has concertized in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and given master classes at Arizona State University, Illinois State University, Ohio State University, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Brevard Music Center, in addition to other universities and school districts throughout the country. Briggs previously served on faculty at Hope College, Albion College, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, along with a large private studio in west Michigan. He is currently a member of the Iovi Saxophone Quartet and Duo Corcra, a bassoon-saxophone duo with his wife, Genevieve Beaulieu. His solo recording Transcension was released on the Blue Griffin label.

Briggs began serious musical studies with Paul Nolen and went on to study with Timothy McAllister, Gary Louie, and Joseph Lulloff, with whom he completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance. He received additional studies from saxophonists Kelland Thomas, James Forger, and John Nichol.​