Adam Iannetta

DMA Candidate
Performance - Voice
Office: TC 426

Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Adam Iannetta is currently in the third year of his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Western University, and is quickly gaining notoriety as a versatile, up-and-coming performer.

Growing up in an Italian family, Adam has learned two very important things: you have to speak up if you ever want to be heard, and there is no such thing as a moment’s peace. You might say that his extroverted career is probably the result of his family’s upbringing. Furthermore, Adam subscribes to these values as part of his way of living, and always finds a way to keep himself busy. If he is not on stage, you will probably find him in the library.

Having started his musical career at the University of Windsor, Adam was – and continues to be – a featured soloist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, most recently September 2015 as part of the ensemble’s French-Canadian folk-music concert series. In addition, Adam has been a recurring member of Western University’s Opera Workshop, performances including l’Heure Espagnole, Ravel; La Bohème, Puccini; Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck.

Although classically trained, Adam is no stranger to contemporary and popular music. From opera and oratorio to musical theatre and jazz, Adam has never been one to turn down an opportunity to learn new music. Just as well, his versatility and charming sense of humour are made easily apparent both on and off the stage. During his time at Western, Adam has worked alongside directors including Tom Diamond and Michael Cavanagh as head of administration and stage management for the school’s Opera Workshop program.

Through his doctoral studies, Adam hopes to cultivate his performance practice and musicianship in order to advocate all genres of music (classical and contemporary) as being more accessible to all groups and communities.