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J. Adam Briggs is an active classical saxophone soloist, chamber musician, and jazz artist. He has presented performances for recital series, showcases, festivals, and national conferences throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada, including most recently at the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival, and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. Briggs has also given master classes and residencies at Interlochen Arts Camp and the Brevard Music Center, as well as in Maryland, Michigan, and Arizona. Briggs is the music director and co-founder of the Collective Behavior (CoBe) Chamber Music Series, while also serving as the Instructor of Saxophone at Hope College. He also currently has a private studio ranging from middle school to high school students in Lansing and Holland, Michigan.
Briggs began serious musical studies with Paul Nolen and went on to study with Timothy McAllister, Gary Louie, and Joseph Lulloff, with whom he completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance. He has also received additional studies from artists such as Kelland Thomas, Joe Burgstaller, James Forger, and John Nichol.