Artistic Staff

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Symphony Orchestra Director

Adam Jones ~

Adam R Jones is a Canadian-American Composer, Educator, and multi-instrumentalist who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.  Trained in both classical and jazz traditions, you can find Adam performing, arranging, writing and teaching a vast array of musical styles, from hip-hop to baroque to blues.  His works for concert band and orchestra have been featured at large festivals in North America, and his jazz compositions have been performed internationally.  His recordings have been nominated for many awards, including the Western Canadian Music Awards, the Canadian Country Music Awards, and the Bob Mills award.  He also makes a mean eggs benedict.

Assistant Symphony Director

Randy Schneeberger ~


Chamber Orchestra Director

Jennifer Bliss ~

Ms. Bliss graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Viola Performance and Instrumental Music education where she studied under viola professor Hong Mei Xiao.  She has been a general music, string, choral and band educator in the Vail School District for the past 9 years.  Ms. Bliss has performed in a variety of ensembles and most recently performed as a pit musician for theater with Arts Express and the UofA theater.  She is passionate about developing creativity and expression through performance and is excited to join the Vail Youth Symphony this season as the Chamber Orchestra conductor.