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Adam Sovkoplas

Adam Sovkoplas
  • Adjunct Professor of Theory & Composition
  • D.M.A., in Composition - University of Kentucky
  • Graduate Certificate, in Music Theory Pedagogy - University of Kentucky
  • M.M., in Theory and Composition - Sam Houston State University
  • B.A., in Music - University of Texas at Brownsville


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Adam Sovkoplas (b. 1982 in Brownsville, Texas) completed his DMA in Composition at the University of Kentucky under the instruction of Joe Baber in May of 2013. His previous composition instructors include Richard Urbis, Trent Hanna, and Thomas Couvillon.

Sovkoplas has been awarded the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers scholarship, won the 2nd Annual SHSU Phi Mu Alpha/Fisher Tull Composition Contest, and was recognized as the CMS South Central Chapter Outstanding Student Composer in 2006. His works have been performed nationally and internationally at various conferences and festivals including the 2nd Annual Festival of New Organ Music, London, England (2007), the Orvieto Musica Festival in Italy (2008), the International Computer Music Conference in New York (2010), the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the College Music Society Regional Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia (2012), the International Summer Arts Institute in Città di Castello, Italy (2012), and the International Double Reed Society conference in Oxford, Ohio (2012). In 2012, Sovkoplas's composition Tom Bombadil (2011) for orchestra was selected as the winning composition of the Magnum Opus: A New Composer's Competition and premiered by the Symphony of the Mountains

Sovkoplas currently teaches music theory at Eastern Kentucky University, music composition at Asbury University, and music theory and composition at Marshall University. Sovkoplas is also an active playwright and actor in Central Kentucky and performs regularly with Bluegrass Mystery Theatre in Lexington, KY.


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