Adam M. Bodony is currently serving as Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestras at Purdue University where he conducts the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, as well as Artistic Director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony based in West Lafayette, Indiana.
As an avid supporter of music education, Mr. Bodony also serves as an educational consultant for Music For All, a national organization based in Indianapolis dedicated to the advocacy of music education for all people. Additionally, Mr. Bodony serves as a festival coordinator for Music For All’s annual Orchestra America National Festival.
Mr. Bodony’s previous posts include Associate Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival (2013-2015), Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (2014-2016), and Cover Conductor and Pre-Concert Lecturer for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015). He has also worked with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), as well as several high school, college, and community ensembles throughout the world.
Mr. Bodony earned a bachelor’s degree in both religious studies and trombone performance from DePauw University in 2008. He later received a master’s degree in trombone performance from Indiana University in 2011, where his primary teachers were Jim Beckel and Carl Lenthe, respectively. Mr. Bodony also pursued conducting studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) and Indiana University. His primary conducting teachers include Arthur Fagen, Leonid Korchmar, and Kirk Trevor.
As a trombonist, Mr. Bodony has frequently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and can be heard playing 2nd trombone on two album releases under the Telarc label, conducted by Krzysztof Urbański and Jun Märkl, respectively.
In 2013, Mr. Bodony was honored with the Beckmann Emerging Artist Award given by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to a young professional with exceptional talent and promise in a given field.