John Michael Adair
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, and the son of two professional horn players, John Michael Adair picked up the horn at age 11. In the fall of 2012, after studying with David Pandolfi of the Alabama Symphony for five years, John Michael moved to Boston to pursue a B.M. in Music Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Jason Snider and Richard Sebring of the Boston Symphony.
John Michael joined the Hartford Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn in 2014. In addition to his appointment with the Hartford Symphony, John Michael is the 3rd Horn in the Portland Symphony and Principal Horn in the New Bedford Symphony.
John Michael remains an active freelancer around New England. He performs occasionally with the Boston Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, and United States Coast Guard Band.