INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #381
Adam Maalouf is a Lebanese-American percussionist and composer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Eastman School of Music and Master of Music in Music Business from Berklee School of Music, Maalouf moved to NYC to pursue a freelance percussion career. Since 2013, Maalouf has produced three albums featuring solo work and compositions with musicians from India, Persia, the Middle East, and the United States.
Maalouf is a founding member of the organization Pantam Collective that regularly hosts educational workshops in major cities around the U.S. As a performer, Maalouf has shared the stage with the Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, the Asheville Percussion Festival, Ensemble Signal, Grammy-nominated violinist Layale Chaker, National Arab Orchestra in Detroit, was a featured artist/performer at the Griasdi Handpan Festival in Austria in 2018, and most recently performed a handpan tour in Lebanon, summer of 2019.
Maalouf’s influences have helped create a distinctly American creative voice by working with traditional materials in a contemporary fashion, and he is determined to further explore the potential of this new musical creation.
Adam is currently offering a “Rhythms of the World” residency to K-12 classrooms in South Carolina. This includes lessons in musical culture, individual instruction and ensemble play. Handpans and hand percussion instruments are provided for the time of the residency.