Dr. Adam Robertson

Instructor, Choral and Music Theory

BMus (Vocal Performance), MMus (Choral), DMus (Choral)

A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Adam is active throughout Alberta as a conductor, choral and vocal clinician, adjudicator, and teacher. Holding degrees in vocal performance from the University of Lethbridge (BMus) and choral conducting from the University of Alberta (MMus), he completed his DMus in choral conducting from the University of Alberta in 2018. During his time in Edmonton, Adam has conducted several ensembles including the Sherwood Park Festival Singers, Da Camera Singers, and Edmonton Children's Choir. He is currently the director of the Concert Choir at the University of Alberta as well as the longest serving assistant conductor of the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus.

In 2019 Adam founded the All Points West Chamber Choir, a 32-voice ensemble whose goal is to advocate for musical inclusivity by creating programs that fuse traditional choral repertoire and popular music. Though primarily a conductor, Adam remains active as a vocalist and maintains an associate membership with Pro Coro Canada.

As an Instructor at the University of Alberta Adam teaches courses in a number of areas including conducting, music history, and music theory. His current area of research deals with the advocative role of honour vocal ensembles for choral music in the community at large.

Representative Works

University of Alberta Concert Choir - "The Sweet Spring", March 31, Convocation Hall, Edmonton, AB (Mendelssohn "Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt", Brahms "Geistliches Lied", Stanford "The Blue Bird", i.a.)


Guest Conducting:

Children's Choir - Singspiration, Concordia University, Edmonton, AB (2018)


Choral Pedagogy - Singspiration, Concordia University, Edmonton, AB (2019)
Making Waves: Significant Scandinavian and Baltic Choral Composers of the 20th Century - Music Conference Alberta (2014)


Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts (2019)
Vermilion Music Festival (2019)
Barrhead Rotary Music Festival (2019)
Grande Prairie Music Festival (2018)
Lac La Biche & District Music Festival (2017)
Drayton Valley Performing Arts Festival (2016, 2017)

Career Highlights and Achievements

Faculty of Arts Graduate Teaching Award 2015