Adam Schroeder (Jazz, Music) standing with his saxophone
Mar. 20, 2023

Assistant professor/assistant director Adam Schroeder (Jazz, Music) was just selected the recipient of the Nevada Regent’s Award for Creative Activities. The award is presented to two permanent full-time NSHE faculty members with distinguished records in creative activity. Recipients are nominated for this honor, which carries a $5,000 stipend. Candidates must have at least five years of cumulative service in the NSHE by the date of the nomination in order to be considered for the award.

Schroeder has established his influence as a major voice and force in the global jazz community; becoming the first call for a multitude of musical situations and is known for his dedication and devotion to extensive educational outreach. His debut release, "A Handful of Stars," reached #10 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart and was also recognized as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2010.”  “Let’s," his second release as a leader, was recognized by the JazzWeek National Jazz Radio Chart as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2014.”

As a Yamaha, D’Addario Reeds and a Capri Recording Artist, Adam was voted a “Rising Star” on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Critic’s Poll and further recognized in Down Beat Magazine’s 76th, 79th, 80th, 82nd and 84th Annual Reader’s Polls.Schroeder regularly leads his own quartet, performing with the group throughout the nation and serving as a guest artist and clinician for jazz camps and festivals around the globe. Performance highlights include contributions to many Grammy Award-winning and nominated albums; performing in Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano” shows; performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Ray Charles Orchestra, Michael Bublé, John Beasley’s MONK’estra, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.

Schroeder can also be recognized for his network television appearances on NBC’s The VoiceX-FactorThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Ellen DeGeneres Show;” and many more. He continues to host the Journey Through Jazz concert series at the Las Vegas Clark County Library District, now in it's third season, in conjunction with the Jazz Education Network, the Nevada School of the Arts and the Clark County School District. Slated appearances for 2020- 2021 include the Newport Beach Jazz Party, the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, the Newbury Park Jazz Festival, the Las Vegas Jazz Invitational at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, the Nevada Music Educators Association, the Clark County School District High School Jazz Festival, MONK’estra at the University of California Davis, the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival, The Hollywood Bowl, Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano”  shows, and the European Tour of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Holding a BM in jazz studies from Texas State University, San Marcos, and a MM in jazz studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach.