Rhapsody Arts Center

Adam Pakalske

Guitar

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Music Business from University of Wisconsin-Platteville

With Rhapsody since 2018

Biography

Adam Pakalske has been involved in music from an early age. During his younger years, he performed in the school bands of his hometown of Oakfield, Wisconsin. He started performing regularly in venues with several local bands when he was fifteen. In 1998, Adam was awarded scholarships from the Fond du Lac Music Association and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Adam Pakalske earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business with an emphasis in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2005. During his time at UW-Platteville, Adam was a member of several of the university performing groups including Jazz I, Wind Ensemble, Pioneer Singers, Vocal Jazz and Marching Band. He was head engineer of Pioneer Studio at UW-Platteville, and promoted local music by hosting a show on WSUP 91.5 FM (UW-P Campus Radio). Adam was also the student advisor for ALT ARTS, a community, student, and faculty organization promoting performance arts in Southwestern Wisconsin.

After college, Adam moved Madison, and has been teaching piano and guitar in and around the area for the last fifteen years. In addition to teaching, he also is active as a performer, appearing at many local venues with a variety of artists and styles. You can see him perform in Martini Three (jazz/pop standards), The Benders (classic rock), and Killarney Blarney (Irish/Celtic). Adam believes that music is an important part of enriching communities, and looks forward to producing teaching, performing and, promoting music in the Madison area.