Adam Lefever Hughes is the University Accompanist at Elon University where he accompanies all university choral activities. Presented works include Ikebe’s War Song, Ramírez’ Missa Criolla, and others. In the fall of 2012 he collaborated with the Elon Chorale to perform the world premiere of Karen Walwyn’s “Of Dance and Struggle: A Musical Tribute to the Life of Nelson Mandela.”
An admirer of church music, he serves on the board for The Leadership Program for Musicians — North Carolina. He is also the pianist for Chapel in the Pines (PCUSA) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Adam also manages the Master Class and Musicians’ Notes columns for Augsburg Fortress’ Prelude Music Planner website.
Adam completed his undergraduate studies in piano with Joseph Bognar at Valparaiso University where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned the Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music, studying with Wayman Chin. He is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro where he studies with Andrew Willis. Adam is researching the usage and meaning of the word assai in18th-century keyboard music.