Active throughout the greater Las Vegas area as a performer and teacher, Adam Stiber is currently on faculty at the College of Southern Nevada and has received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from UNLV, where he served for three years as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Andrew Smith. Born in Louisville, Adam holds his BM and MM degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a student of Uri Vardi. His other principal teachers have been Peter Howard, of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Paul Critser, of the Pittsburgh Ballet and Opera Orchestra.
During his time in Nevada, Adam has appeared as principal cellist with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, held the principal chair in the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, and held the cello chairs in the University’s Graduate String Quartet as well as its nationally-acclaimed Wind Orchestra. Highlights of his freelance work have included performances on the Latin Grammys and in Celine Dion’s music video, “Ashes.” While in the upper Midwest, he held chairs in the LaCrosse and Mankato Symphony Orchestras and played in the premiere run of Theatre Lila’s critically-acclaimed Suitcase Dreams, named among the “Best of the Arts 2014” by Madison’s Capital Times. Currently, Adam can be heard performing weekly as part of a trio in the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes.
Adam has taught cello at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, with one of his students recently taking second place in their division at the Silver State Competition. Adam’s goals as a teacher are to help students explore their individual voices on the instrument develop a reliable technique free from excessive tension.