ADAM KING – Resident Musical Director & Piano Instructor
Adam King began his formal music training at the early age of five. He quickly excelled and began serving his hometown church as pianist & organist at age six. At fourteen, he began his first part-time job as organist at a local church and began coordinating and leading worship for the Wednesday night youth service.
After graduating high school, Adam enrolled in the music department at the University of Mobile in Mobile, AL, studying both piano and organ (with a minor in theatre).
While at the university, he accompanied the university’s touring chorale throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, & Switzerland. He was the guest musician for the university’s commencement services on both the Mobile campus (organist) and the Nicaragua campus (pianist). In addition, he served as a staff accompanist for the voice instructors. In later years, he returned as an adjunct faculty professor, teaching applied piano & organ, class piano, and music theory. He also served as music director and principal accompanist for the university’s former Upper Room Dinner Theatre, performing such shows as: The Diary of Adam & Eve; Godspell; Nunsense II; Cotton Patch Gospel; Pumpboys & Dinettes; Big River; 10th Anniversary Musical Review; An Evening of Gershwin; My Fair Lady; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Fiddler on the Roof, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
He is also very involved in regional theatre, serving as both accompanist and musical director for the following shows: Meet Me in St. Louis; The Unsinkable Molly Brown; West Side Story; Urinetown; Company; and Promises, Promises. As a contracted staff member at Samford University, he served as musical director/accompanist for theatre’s production of Pretty Funny. He served as a rehearsal accompanist for the Red Mountain Theatre production of Newsies and maintains a working relationship with them as an contracted accompanist. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Music Director/accompanist for the EverBlue production of Sister Act and often does contract work for EverBlue as a clinician and producing studio performance trax for the clients.
He has released three albums: Grateful; The Songs I Love; and Ivory Wind. He was featured on Charles Billingsley’s album, Relfections; David Phelps’ live DVD recording, Hymnal. Most recently, he served as an arranger and pianist on Wes Hampton’s album, Hymns.
He received a Master of Music from Samford University and is a member of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, the Music Teachers’ National Association and the American Guild of Organists.