Adam Calus is a professional musician and educator devoted to making people’s lives better through the art of music. For 13 years, he has been a music educator in a number of different contexts. He has worked as a private teacher in founding his own music lesson business, Make Music Anywhere; he has taught music for a number of nonprofits and summer programs, and he taught as the lead music teacher for the music program he revived at Charlestown High School, a Boston Public School. In his time as a public school educator, he was honored with the Berklee Urban Service Award for “enriching the education and artistic development of young musicians”. He has also been recognized by his state senator for his revival and support of music education programming in the City of Boston.
Currently, Calus serves as the Executive Director (CEO) for Education Through Music—Massachusetts (ETM-MA), leading the organization in their mission to “partner with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilize music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence. ETM-MA launches new music programs at schools that need them most, build and strengthen music programs that exist, and support all programs they work with to become sustainable and transformative in their school community.” Calus was also recently appointed a position as Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he is excited to continue his journey in making music education experiences the best they can be for all students beyond high school. In addition to these roles, he is an active musician in the city of Boston music scene as the Co-Founder of Beantown Sessions; facilitating spaces where musicians can come together to make music in a safe and inclusive environment that fosters creativity, self-expression, vulnerability, and overall musical expansion.