Monty Adams, flutist, arranger, and conductor, has a musical career spanning over 45 years, including performing with world renowned artists and conductors as a student at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Principal Flutist with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Principal Flutist with the USAF Band and Orchestra in Washington D.C., and as a substitute member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he performed as a regular member of the several Chicago Symphony chamber ensembles for over 20 consecutive years.
He is currently the Music Director of the Mt. Prospect Community Band, the Ridgeville Band of Evanston, and the Lakeside Flutes. Monty also performs regularly with his wife, Phyllis Adams, in a flute and harp duo recognized for their innovative flute & harp transcriptions. They produced two CDs together, Opera by Request, and Universal Peace, and the duo was featured at the 25th National Flute Association convention in Chicago. Their recordings are frequently played on leading classical radio stations across the country.
Monty Adams received a M.M. in flute performance from Northwestern University in l996 and was the recipient of the Eckstein Prize and Nichols Award. He studied flute with Julius Baker, Harold Bennett, Kenneth Emery, Walfrid Kujala, James Pappousakis, Donald Peck, and Albert Tipton. He also studied conducting with John Paynter, Paul Aliopoulis, and Mitchell Arnold and conducted the flute choir at Northwestern University.