Adam Kossler began his musical studies with his father William Kossler and continued his musical training through college with Dr. Elliot Frank receiving his BM degree at East Carolina University. He then earned a MM degree at Appalachian State University as a teaching assistant to Dr. Douglas James. Most recently Dr. Kossler has completed his doctoral studies at Florida State University where he served as teaching assistant to Bruce Holzman. Dr. Kossler currently resides in Sterling, VA where he teaches guitar in the Loudoun County Public School system. Dr. Kossler performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with the Kossler Guitar Trio with his father Bill and brother John.
As a performer, Adam Kossler has been a top prizewinner in a number of guitar competitions including the Columbus Guitar Symposium, Boston Guitarfest, East Carolina Guitar Competition, MANC international guitar competition, the Texas International Guitar Competition, MTNA, and the Appalachian Guitarfest Competition. Most recently he was selected as one of fifteen guitarists worldwide to participate in the Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu California. As a teacher, Dr. Kossler has been a guest artist and/ or clinician at festivals such as More Than Music (Kingston, Ontario), Music in the Mountains (Emory, VA), Colorado Suzuki Institute (Snowmass, CO) and the Talent Education Suzuki School (Norwalk, CT), East Carolina Summer Guitar Workshop (Greenville, NC), MANC Guitar Festival and Competition (Greensboro, NC), Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference (Minneapolis, MN).
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