Adam Vernon-Young


Adam Vernon-Young

Low Brass Technician

Adam Vernon-Young is the Assistant Director of Bands at Cario Middle School and Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Adam received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of South Carolina, where he also previously received his Bachelors in Music Theory, as well as an Undergraduate Performance Certificate in Bass Trombone.

During his time at Carolina, Adam accumulated numerous performance and teaching credits, including playing with the USC Wind Ensemble, conducting one of the University Bands, and serving as a Graduate Assistant for two seasons with the University’s Marching Band. Other performance credits include being a finalist at the American Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition, and two years marching Baritone with Carolina Crown.

Adam is a regular instructor, consultant, and guest conductor with various groups across the Southeast, working with high school marching and concert programs, as well as University ensembles. He is also an avid arranger and composer, and writes for numerous competitive high school groups, as well as for the University of South Carolina’s own "Mighty Sound of the Southeast." His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, and both alumni and honorary membership in the Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.

Adam is is returning for his third year with the Blue Stars brass staff, and is looking forward to continuing to work with the other fine educators and performers that make up the organization.