Max Adler joined the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2022, and holds the position of principal oboe. He is also a member of the TSO wind quintet. He has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Plano Symphony Orchestra, and Symphoria based in Syracuse, NY. In previous summers Max has performed in music festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Festival Napa Valley, and Eastern Music Festival.
Max’s first musical instrument was piano, and began taking lessons at the age of 6. He then began oboe at age 11 playing for his middle school band. He received his Bachelors of Music with Performers Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, and concurrently received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Rochester. While at Eastman Max won a concerto competition, and had the privilege of playing the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. He then received his Masters of Music and Performers Diploma at Southern Methodist University. His primary teachers are James Moore, Richard Killmer, and Erin Hannigan.
Max is an active oboe teacher in Tucson. He has a private oboe studio and is on faculty at Pima Community College. Aside from music Max enjoys participating in many art forms. He is involved with the improv comedy community in Tucson, and enjoys performing stand-up comedy locally.