Dr. Adam Waller

Associate Professor of Instrumental Music Education: Director of Bands

Dr. Adam Waller is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Anderson University where he conducts the AU Wind Ensemble and AU Jazz Band and teaches Undergraduate and Graduate level Music Education courses. Prior to his appointment at AU, he was the Wind Ensemble director at the Johns Hopkins University and assistant conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Modern Orchestra at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Recent performances of the Peabody Wind Ensemble under his baton have earned the conductor “Honorable Mention: Finalist” designation in the 2017 American Prize in Conducting: College Wind Ensemble category, and “Semi-Finalist” in the American Music category. Dr. Waller also served on the music faculty of the Peabody Conservatory and Towson University.

From 2005-2015, Adam was the director of bands at Tabb High School in Yorktown, Virginia. Under his direction, Concert and Jazz ensembles at Tabb consistently received Superior ratings and were awarded the Virginia Honor Band and Blue Ribbon Awards. In addition to public school teaching commitments, he served as music director of the North Riverside Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra director at the Liberty Academy of the Arts. He was a regular adjudicator and clinician for instrumental and choral ensembles in Music Showcase Festivals: Busch Gardens competitions in Williamsburg, Virginia, and was frequently called on to adjudicate state and local assessments in Virginia and Maryland.

Dr. Waller has earned Doctorate of Musical Arts and Masters Degrees in Wind Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Additional studies in advanced conducting include workshops at the Eastman School of Music, Michigan State University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Hart School of Music, and the Inaugural United States Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” conducting workshop.

Dr. Waller has been at Anderson University since 2018.

Dr. Adam Waller
Associate Professor of Music
BM, MM, DMA, Peabody Conservatory