Adam Larison began studying guitar in Albuquerque, NM with Louis Critchfield and at the Albuquerque Academy under John Truitt and Mickey Jones. After graduation from Albuquerque Academy in 2003, Adam was awarded the Howard Hanson Scholarship to study with Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music and later, in 2005, a full scholarship to study under Bruce Holzman at The Florida State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008. Upon completion of his studies at Florida State, Adam was awarded a presidential scholarship to study under Sérgio Assad at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he completed a master of music degree in 2010. Adam has performed in numerous master classes including those of Pepe Romero, Eliot Fisk, Raphaella Smits, Lorenzo Micheli, Adam Holzman and in the prestigious master classes of Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Adam has received top prizes in the 2005 D’Addario International Guitar Competition in Ithaca, New York and the 2006 “Boston Guitarfest” International Guitar Competition and was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2008 Southwest Guitar Competition. Most recently, Adam has enjoyed multiple features on NPR in San Francisco, a performance alongside guitarists Pepe Romero, David Tanenbaum and Marc Teicholz in San Francisco’s “Guitarrada 2010” and a highly regarded solo concert and masterclass in Albuquerque, NM. Adam currently teaches applied guitar at Chipola College in Marianna, FL and at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA.