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Dakota Chamber Music (DCM)


Adam Estes - Woodwinds
Dr. Adam Estes is Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Minot State University in Minot, ND where he teaches applied woodwinds, directs the jazz program, coaches woodwind chamber ensembles, and teaches woodwinds methods courses. He recently served as Middle School Band Director in Mason, TX. Additionally, he has served as Visiting Professor of Saxophone at Furman University, the University of South Carolina as well as Instructor of Saxophone at Presbyterian College and the South Carolina Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities. He is the principal bassoonist with the Western Plains Opera Company, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, and has been a regular substitute bassoonist and saxophonist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Augusta Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, Estes is a founding member of the Assembly Saxophone Quartet and maintains an active performance schedule in the area as a soloist and chamber musician. His performing career has taken him to venues in Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Belgium. He holds graduate degrees from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Tarleton State University. His primary teachers have been Clifford Leaman, Greg Ball, Peter Kolkay, Carol Lowe, and Douglas Graham.