PMTA 2015 Conference: Commissioned Composer


Composer Adam Silverman has created works that feature a broad variety of instrumental and vocal settings, and his most frequently performed works have been for percussion ensemble, cello (including many compositions for accompanied and unaccompanied solo cello, and both original works and arrangements for cello choirs), and opera.

Most recently, he has composed three concertos: one for saxophone and wind ensemble, one for marimba and wind ensemble, and a double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. Silverman’s opera, “Korczak’s Orphans,” has been performed in workshops by New York City Opera, Real Time Opera, and the Opera Company of Brooklyn, and his chamber opera “Griselda e il Marchese di Saluzzo” was presented by International Opera Projects in runs of performances at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia and in Pieve and Saluzzo, Italy.

His work “In Another Man’s Skin,” composed for Eighth Blackbird, was performed by that ensemble dozens of times in major venues across America. In addition to his work as a composer, Silverman is an enthusiast of bluegrass mandolin and teaches music composition, theory, orchestration and songwriting at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.