ADAM GILLESPIE is a trumpeter and music educator who has performed with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Resonance Works (Member of Opera America), the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Players, the Westmoreland and Johnstown symphony orchestras, and various chamber ensembles, including the ever-popular River City Brass Band, an ensemble well-regarded for its performances and educational outreach programs nationally and internationally. In addition, Gillespie has appeared as guest conductor for the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra, and The Brass Roots, an ensemble composed of leading brass musicians from throughout Western Pennsylvania.
During his time as Manager of Popular Programming and Digital Licensing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), Gillespie co-produced and assistant directed the production of selected Webby-nominated, and Telly and Anthem Award-winning PSO Front Row virtual concerts. In addition, Gillespie was actively involved in the programming of the PSO's Learning & Community Engagement programs, which offer a wide range of diverse initiatives, while being a significant element of the PSO's educational outreach.
Gillespie studied under Dr. Timothy DeWitt and Neal Berntsen, and received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from Alderson Broaddus University and his Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University.