Allison Adams, Saxophone & Woodwinds


Allison Adams is the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. An avid performer, Adams has played with the Knoxville Symphony and been featured in recitals across the country. She is the tenor saxophonist in the Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet devoted to the performance of new music. As a soloist, Adams is actively involved in commissioning new works. She has recently premiered pieces by Dominick DiOrio and Keane Southard. Besides her study of the saxophone, Adams’ main area of research centers around performance injuries, wellness for musicians, and the integration of yoga into music performance. She was a contributing author for Notes of Hope: Stories of Musicians Coping with Injuries, as well as the multi-media resource Cross Training for Musicians. Her main teachers include Timothy McAllister, Eugene Rousseau, and Steven Mauk. She is a D’Addario Performing Artist.