Active throughout the greater Las Vegas area as a performer and teacher, Adam Stiber received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from UNLV, where he served for three years as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Andrew Smith. Born in Louisville, Adam holds his BM and MM degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a student of Uri Vardi. His other principal teachers have been Peter Howard, of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Paul Critser, of the Pittsburgh Ballet and Opera Orchestra.
A finalist in the 2021 auditions for the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Assistant Principal chair, Adam has performed in the cello section of the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as those of the South Dakota, Sioux City, Dubuque, La Crosse, and Mankato Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, he has appeared as Principal Cello with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, held the principal chair in the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, and held the cello chairs in the University’s Graduate String Quartet as well as its nationally acclaimed Wind Orchestra. Highlights of his freelance work have included performances on the Latin Grammys and in Celine Dion’s music video, “Ashes.”
Adam has taught students of a wide range of ages and levels, and his students have won recognition in the Siler State, Susan Barton, and Bushell competitions, obtained placement in ensembles including LVYAO and NMEA All-State, and participated in masterclasses for distinguished pedagogues. Adam’s goals as a teacher are to help students explore their individual voices on the instrument, develop a technique free from unnecessary tension, and experience practicing as an exciting process of exploration.