The United States Coast Guard Band is excited to announce Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson as their new director.
LCDR Williamson begins his tenure as the Director of the Coast Guard Band during its 88th season. In this 2013-14 inaugural season, his programs will feature the extraordinary musical talents of band members, introduce interesting new works, and revisit the classics, all while highlighting the many missions of the Coast Guard. Though hired as the tenor saxophonist, LCDR Williamson quickly established himself as a conductor. In addition to conducting in multiple Coast Guard Band Concerts and Coast Guard Chamber Players Recitals, LCDR Williamson has conducted Inter-Service Military Bands, the Coast Guard Band School Concerts, and the pit orchestra for Coast Guard Academy Cadet Musicals. LCDR Williamson received his Bachelor of Music degree in education and saxophone performance from the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York College at Potsdam in 2001, and began graduate studies at Indiana University and the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. LCDR Williamson joined the United States Coast Guard Band in January 2003 and moved to Colchester, CT with his wife Lisa and their 2 cats in 2007. He spends much of his time gardening and following Lisa’s active career as a soprano soloist.