Dr. Adam Potter is the director of the adult choir at Rochester Christian Reformed Church. He is also Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, where he teaches courses in conducting, music education, aural skills, and conducts The Roberts Chorale.
He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education and choral conducting from Houghton College. He completed a PhD in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University in 2015. Among other honors, he is the recipient of Presser and Presidential Scholarships from Houghton College, the Barbara S. Muller Excellence in Teaching Award from Roberts Wesleyan College, and has been recognized as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. He is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and Pi Kappa Lambda, the
American honor society for musicians.
Prior to relocating to Rochester and joining the RCRC family, Adam enjoyed combining his passions for music in higher education and in worship settings with simultaneous appointments at Delta State University and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Miss. (2015–2017) and Florida State University and the First Presbyterian Church of Quincy in Florida’s Big Bend region (2012–2015). His career as a church musician has included choral, instrumental, and handbell conducting, oversight of children’s vocal music ministries, accompanying for soloists, ensembles, and congregational worship, and vocal coaching.
During the summer seasons, Adam serves on the faculty of the Csehy Summer School of Music, a Christian music camp for middle and high school students. Other highlights of his professional career include serving as pianist and assistant conductor for Vox Lumine and teaching for five seasons at the Interlochen Arts Camp. His work as a guest conductor, clinician, and presenter has brought him to engagements in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, as well as the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and Nairobi Chamber Chorus. He continues to delight in working with high school and college students and professional music educators at every level. Learn more about Adam and his work at www.AdamPotterMusic.com.
RCRC has a long heritage of excellence in traditional worship. Adam looks forward to continuing to foster that heritage of outstanding sacred music in worship to God and service to God’s people.