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Adam Berndt is currently the Director of Music at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.  He studied privately with, and was employed by, Grammy award-winning composer Libby Larsen while completing his first degree at the University of Minnesota, and studied with Ketty Nez and Sam Headrick at Boston University during his graduate studies.  As a founding member and manager of the eight-member Brass Barn Polka Band ( he began performing across the Midwest in 2009 and has published three albums with the group.  


His work includes commissions from international arts organizations such as the Meir Rimon Commissioning assistance fund of the International Horn Society, universities, and high school music programs across the country.  


Recent work:

The Cricket: A Lighthearted Story of Misadventure for narrator, 6 bassoons, contrabassoon and percussionist.  Commissioned by Dr. Cody Hunter and the Stephen F. Austin State University, Micky Elliot College of Fine Arts Bassoon Ensemble.  

Title Theme for Eugene Cubed animated series, commissioned by Verda Runner Studios.  


The Mandalorian Theme for Trombone Choir, licensed by Walt Disney Records and Lucasfilm Ltd. (Utapau Music).  Sheet music available now!


Dream Casting for wind ensemble.  Commissioned by the Arrowhead High School Band Program, Stacey Zwirlein and Jacob Polacich Directors.  A version for orchestra also exists.  

Adam Berndt

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