Violist Adam Paul Cordle has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in venues and concert series throughout North America and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Bath Spa University, Bloomsburg University, Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Mansfield University, Marshall University, the Ossia New Music Collective, and the Rockwell Museum. He performs with Trio Alexander, a flute-viola-harp ensemble, and collaborates in duo partnerships with violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport and pianist Edith Widayani. Adam serves as principal violist of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and assistant principal violist of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Adam currently serves as teaching assistant to Phillip Ying at the Eastman School of Music, where he teaches secondary viola to minors and non-majors. He has previously taught on the faculties of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College, and Mount St. Mary's University. Adam coordinates the chamber music program for the Messiah College Summer Orchestra Camp, where he has also served as an instructor of viola and general musicianship. He is a registered instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Adam's research examines the role of musical gesture in conceiving, interpreting, and perceiving performed music; he recently presented a paper on analyzing and conveying musical gesture in Saariaho's New Gates at the Performance Studies Network International Conference. Adam is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in music through research and programming and will perform a recital of music composed entirely by French women throughout the 2016 - 2017 season. Adam is also developing approaches to the philosophy and methodology of chamber music pedagogy and collaborative teaching.

Adam has served as a board member and webmaster for the American Viola Society, president of the Eastman Viola Society and the Baldwin-Wallace chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and treasurer of the Ossia New Music collective. He currently serves as founding artistic director of If Music Be the Food… Gettysburg, a benefit concert series designed to support the hunger relief efforts by the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen.

Adam is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where he also earned the Master of Music. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music.

Adam Cordle

Adam Paul Cordle
Adj. Assist. Professor


B.M., Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music
M.M., Eastman School of Music