Pianist Adam Booher’s playing has been described by former Washington Post critic John Pitcher as “thrilling,” and “full of emotional energy.” Included among his achievements are first place in the 2016 Intersection of Jazz and Classical Piano Festival at West Virginia University, first place in the 2015 Florida MTNA Young Artist competition and third place in the ensuing Southern Division competition, and first place in the 2011 Beethoven Club of Memphis Young Artist Competition. In 2017, Mr. Booher has been invited to adjudicate several piano competitions and auditions throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Booher has performed solo recitals at Florida State University, Lipscomb University, Florida College, Trevecca Nazarene University, and the Beethoven Club of Memphis.
Mr. Booher presently serves as Professor of Piano and Music Theory at Florida College. He received the Master’s degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University in 2016, where he studied with Dr. Joel Hastings. Upon completion of his degree, he was invited to join the Florida College Music Faculty, and began his position in the fall of the same year. Since joining the faculty, Mr. Booher has worked closely with the students both in and outside of the classroom, serving as a vocal accompanist, as well as rehearsal accompanist for the theatrical productions.
Mr. Booher performed a lecture recital on Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' as part of the completion of his master's program. Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' are a special passion of Mr. Booher, and have inspired several of the guest lectures he has delivered. At a composition seminar held at Trevecca University, he presented on unique compositional intricacies of the work. He also presented a lecture on selected transcriptions and arrangements of the 'Goldberg Variations' at West Virginia University's Intersection of Jazz and Classical series.