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Meet Our Professors: Adam Lambert, Music

Adam Lambert has been surrounded by music his entire life, so it was no surprise when he decided to make it his career. Dr. Lambert can be found regularly with a trumpet or baton in hand leading music, no matter the occasion. Helping conduct SUU productions have been a highlight for him and he continues to be a great professor to the students at the University.

Director of Bands and Brass Studies


How long have you been working at SUU?
Going on 5 years

Where did you grow up?
Farmington, Utah

Where did you attend college and what did you study?
-Bachelor’s in Music Education and Trumpet Performance at BYU
-Master's in Music Education and Trumpet Performance at BYU
-Doctorate in Music Education and Trumpet Performance at the University of North Texas

Where did you work before coming to SUU?
Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska

When and how did you decide what you wanted your career to be?
There were many experiences which led me to music education, mostly the exposure to teaching and learning that l loved it! Seeing students’ success in music is especially exciting!

What do you feel is the most interesting thing about your field?
The process of creating amazing music from the beginning; rehearsals to the finished product.

Favorite thing to teach about your subject?
Rehearsing and performing the works of great composers, old and new!

What has been your proudest moment working at SUU?
Recent concerts have been on a level comparable to some the greatest colleges and universities in the country, can’t believe that I get to be a part of that greatness.

What is one thing you wish to tell every student in your class?
Being a focused and well-rehearsed musician is wonderful and can be an amazing experience for both you and for those you share your talent with. But, being a great person, to yourself and others, is even better!

What do you love about SUU?
The location, the students, the family atmosphere, and the great outdoors.