Adrianna L. Tam is a DMA candidate pursuing doctoral studies in choral conducting under Prof. Jerry Blackstone. In addition to her appointment with the Arts Chorale, she assists with choral conducting and choral methods instruction.
Ms. Tam recently returned to the US after living in Germany & Austria where she studied both the German language and choral conducting. In 2013, Ms. Tam received a CBYX Fellowship (Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange) to study in Weimar, Germany. Following her fellowship she moved to Graz, Austria and graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts (MA, Choral Conducting) under the tutelage of Prof. Johannes Prinz (Wiener Singverein). In Austria, she held positions as choir director at the historic Stadtpfarrkirche and as vocal coach and assistant for "Vocalforum Graz," the region's premiere chamber choir.
An accomplished singer, Ms. Tam has been awarded choral fellowships with the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Junge Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, performing under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Hans-Christoph Rademann and Simon Carrington.
Ms. Tam also holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB, Music) and the Yale School of Music (MMus, Choral Conducting), where she served as assistant conductor of the Yale Glee Club. She is the winner of the 2011 MIT Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts and the 2013 Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize.