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Adam Calus

Position
Assistant Professor
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Adam Calus is a professional musician and educator devoted to making people’s lives better through the art of music. For 12 years,he has been a music educator in a number of different contexts. He has worked as a private teacher in founding his own music lesson business, Make Music Anywhere; he has volunteered as a music teacher for multiple public schools in Boston; and he has taught as the lead music teacher at the music program he revived at Charlestown High School, a Boston public school. In his time as a public school educator, he was honored with the Berklee Urban Service Award for enriching the education and artistic development of young musicians. He has also been recognized by his state senator for his revival and support of Boston's music education programming.

Currently, Calus serves as the executive director for Education Through Music—Massachusetts, leading the organization in their mission to "[partner] with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children and [utilize] music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence.” In addition to this role, he's an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music, where he is excited to continue his journey in making music education experiences the best they can be for all students.

Career Highlights
  • Recipient of numerous grants for music education access creation from various local, national, and private foundations
  • Recipient of the Music Education Scholarship, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Awards
  • North American Scholarship Tour Scholarship, Berklee College of Music
  • Alan Silvestri Film Scoring Award, Berklee College of Music
  • Berklee Urban Service Award, Berklee College of Music
  • Recognized for rebuilding the music programs for the City of Boston with a State of Massachusetts Senator Recognition
Education
  • M.M., Boston Conservatory at Berklee, music education
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music, film scoring and music education
In Their Own Words

“Music has the special ability to make us happier, more confident, inspired, and oftentimes the best version of ourselves. Through well-planned, engaging, and relevant education, I aim to help people have these types of experiences through music.”