Adam Donohue received his Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then began an eight-year tenure as a Musical Director in the cruise line industry. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Music from Washington State University with an emphasis in Jazz Composition and Saxophone.

A variety of teaching positions have been held by Adam including, Full Sail University in Orlando Florida, where he taught composition, music theory and recording, Elon University in Elon North Carolina and taught music technology, arranging and music business. He has taught saxophone and clarinet for two decades. Now at Lindenwood University, Adam teaches jazz, music technology and music production. Additionally he is the Music Production Manager and recording engineer for the Lindenwood Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

While living in North Carolina he founded a music production company and toured regionally with a jazz/funk ensemble called Hot Politics. He worked as a Sound Designer for Notion Music Inc. which developed music software, which was later acquired by PreSonus. As Chief Audio Engineer for the American Dance Festival, he oversaw and trained assistant engineers while working with some of the top performers and choreographers in contemporary dance.

He has published several original compositions for jazz orchestra and composes music for dance. Notable performances include playing with Jeff Coffin from the Dave Matthews Band, jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany, actress/comedienne/guitarist Charo, and John Handy saxophonist with Charles Mingus.


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saxophone | composer | educator | audio engineer