About the Conductors
Dr. Adam Lambert is currently Director of Bands and Brass Studies at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. He is also the assistant conductor of the Orchestra of Southern Utah. For seven years Dr. Lambert directed the band and brass programs at Chadron State College in Nebraska, where he conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Athletic Bands. His Bachelors and Masters Degrees are in Music Education from Brigham Young University, and his Doctorate in Trumpet Performance is from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Lambert is an active clinician as a conductor and trumpet educator, performer and clinician. He has given many clinics and guest conducted at many events, colleges and universities throughout the west and Midwestern United States. He was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at UNT from 2002 to 2005. He performed and recorded with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon. Adam appears on several recordings featured by the UNT Wind Symphony on the series, Teaching Music Through Performance.
He is currently principle trumpet in the Orchestra of Southern Utah and has performed as a professional jazz musician at major jazz festivals, including the Snow Bird Jazz Festival, the Park City Jazz Festival, and the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival. He is a performing artist for Conn-Selmer on Bach trumpets. Adam was the Director of Bands at Provo High School in Provo, Utah from 1997 to 2002.
He currently resides in Cedar City, Utah with his wife Michelle and four children, Eric, Jensen, Mara, and Eliza Jane.
Shauna Smith started playing the violin at age 10 in Mesa, Arizona. In junior high school and in high school she was a member of a strolling group that played for many civic groups in the Phoenix area. She has played for dignitaries such as Barry Goldwater, Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. She was a member of Arizona High School Allstate Orchestra for three years. In college, Mrs. Smith played with Brigham Young University Philharmonic, Arizona State University Symphony, and Weber State Symphony. She also sang, danced and fiddled for Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors and toured India and Sri Lanka. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Brigham Young University in 1995. She completed her Master's Degree in Education in December of 2000.
During and after college, she has performed with numerous ensembles throughout Utah. She has played in the violin section of the American Fork Symphony for many years.
Mrs. Smith is the director of orchestras for the American Fork Junior High School and the American Fork High School. She is in her 15th year at the junior high and her 13th year at the high school. During these years, her students have participated in District, State and National Festivals and Competitions. These students have achieved superior ratings and have ranked second in National Competitions in New York City at the Lincoln Center. When she is not at school, she teaches privately to 24+ students in her home studio.
Professionally, Mrs. Smith has been a member of the Utah Music Teachers Association, National Education for Music Education, National Education Association and Alpine Education Association. Currently she is the Orchestra Vice President for Utah Music Teachers Association.
Shauna loves her job, her students and now the opportunity to work with the American Fork Symphony. Although she is very busy professionally, her greatest accomplishment is her family. Mrs. Smith and her husband Mark are the parents of six children and two grandchildren. They reside in American Fork.
Last updated: 1 December 2016