Adam Trussell

Originally from Portland, Maine, Adam Trussell now plays with the Oregon Symphony. He joined the orchestra in 2011 after playing Assistant Principal Bassoon with the Omaha Symphony for six seasons. While living in Omaha he was on the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and maintained a large private studio. He also played in a trio he founded with flutist, Leslie Fagan and clarinetist, John Klinghammer (


Adam has had the opportunity to play with the Seattle Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony (Mexico) and the Boston Philharmonic among others. During his summers he’s played with the

Festival of Contemporary Music, Colorado Music Festival, Bellingham Music Festival, the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria with the Danish Chamber Players.


In addition to his performance career, Adam loves teaching students of all ages. He is currently on the faculties of Lewis and Clark College, University of Portland and Concordia University. He also has private students.


Adam earned his BM at New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Gregg Henegar and Richard Svoboda.  He then recieved his MM degree from Rice University where he studied with Ben Kamins.