Dr. Philip Adamson, Professor Emeritus, Classical Piano
Dr. Adamson is a professor emeritus and current instructor of piano, piano pedagogy and literature at the University of Windsor.
Recitalist, recording artist, collaborative musician, orchestral musician, répétiteur, vocal soloist: Philip Adamson’s professional performing experience has been varied and wide-ranging. Born in Victoria, B.C., he earned degrees from the University of British Columbia and Indiana University, studying with Boris Roubakine, Marion Hall, and Kendall Taylor.
Mr. Michael Karloff, Special Instructor Jazz / Pop Piano
Studio: The Armouries
Michael Karloff graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters Degree in Jazz Music. He has both performed and had original compositions/arrangements premiered at the Michigan Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Jazz on the River Festival in Trenton and Boblo Island Jazz Festival. He has worked in the pit for over 50 musical theatre productions, and has served as a Music Director for over 20 shows with Windsor Light Music Theatre, The Capitol Theatre, Theatre Intrigue, Lewscrew Productions, Korda Productions, Migration Hall, Windsor Feminist Theatre and St. Clair College. Michael currently works on the Faculty at Wayne State University as director of Jazz Combos. He also works in the Department of Music Theatre Performance at St. Clair College as an accompanist, music director, conductor, pit band arranger/orchestrator and teaches courses in Ear Training and Music Theory. Michael continues to work regularly as a freelance jazz pianist and accompanist, comfortable in any genre of music.
Mr. Alde Calongcagong, Special Instructor, Classical Piano
Studio: The Armouries
Alde Calongcagong obtained his Bachelors of Music in piano performance from the University of Windsor and his Masters of Music at Western University. His principal teachers include Dr. E. Gregory Butler and Ronald Turini.
Alde maintains a successful music studio in the Windsor area. Many of his students have entered university music programs and have won top prizes and scholarships at local, provincial and national music competitions. Alde has been active as an adjudicator, piano tutor at the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts, piano instructor at the University of Windsor, choral accompanist at the university and an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Highlights include performances at the Glenn Gould Studio, Koerner Hall and a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.