Adam Salas

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Academic Areas: Class Piano, Functional Piano




MM in Piano Pedagogy and Performance, Southern Methodist University 
BM in Piano Performance, Illinois State University


Teaching students of all ages in both individual and group lessons, Adam Salas is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and Texas Music Teachers Association where he currently serves on the board as both the Attendance and Jazz-Pop Festival chair. Salas maintains a private music studio in Dallas and is adjunct faculty at Texas Woman’s University where he teaches class piano for music majors and functional class piano for music therapy students.

Mr. Salas has presented posters and split presentations at the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the Texas Music Teachers Association Symposium, and the MTNA Collegiate Symposium on topics ranging from practice strategies and memory to meditation and mindfulness for musicians. His interest in competing has also lead him to compete in the ISMTA Competition and adjudicate for the TMTA All-Star Festival.

In 2017, he was awarded a grant to attend the Brancaleoni Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy where he performed solo and chamber works and participated in masterclasses with renowned faculty such as James Giles, Stijn de Cock, and Carolyn Stuart. Throughout his studies, he has also participated in masterclasses for Dr. Jovanni-Rey de Pedro, Nelita True, and Dr. Uriel Tsachor to name a few.

Mr. Salas received his Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Catharine Lysinger at Southern Methodist University, where he was awarded a teaching fellow position. His duties included class piano for music and non-music majors as well as private and group class instruction for the Piano Preparatory Department. He also served as faculty for the Institute for Young Pianists where he taught music history and coached private lessons. Adam Salas also holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a sequence in Music Business from Illinois State University studying under Dr. Geoffrey Duce and Dr. Joshua Russell.

As an educator, Salas has served as faculty for The Fox River Academy of Music, ISU Community School for the Arts, Thomas Metcalf School, and The Gray School of Music. In addition to teaching, Mr. Salas has volunteered by giving recitals at the Westminster Village Retirement Community, McLean County Nursing Home, Sugar Creek Nursing Home, and The Reserve at North Dallas.

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