"During a time when there are so many young marimbists, Adam Blackstock is a unique and refreshing virtuoso who is set apart from the masses. His sound and diversity make him one of the most exciting and impressive performers among his generation. His skills are simply outstanding."

-Kevin Bobo
Professor of Percussion, Indiana University-Bloomington, IN

"Since meeting Adam in 2006, I have grown to know him as a consummate musician and percussionist. He is a wonderful marimbist, as well as a superior snare drummer and multi-percussionist. As an educator, he is able to get to the point, and accomplish the task at hand, both quickly and efficiently. He is a great human being, with a sense of humor that is second to none!"

-Gordon Stout
Professor of Percussion, Ithaca College-Ithaca, NY

"Adam Blackstock is the consummate performer and educator. His artistry and attention to detail is evident both in his own performances and his students. I look forward to having Dr. Blackstock at the University of South Carolina many times in the future."

-Dr. Scott Herring
Professor of Percussion, University of South Carolina-Columbia, SC

"Adam is a visionary. His commitment to new music and new music done well is refreshing and inspiring. His musical labor and his leadership of his students gives body and sinew to composer’s ideas, truly bringing music to life. An artist and teacher of his caliber is rare, and I’m glad that I can count him as a true collaborator of mine."

-Dr. Lane Harder
Instructor of Music Theory and Composition, Southern Methodist University-
Dallas, TX

"I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Blackstock at the Crossdrumming 2012 Festival in Kolbuszowa, Poland. From the beginning, he was very friendly, communicative, and open. In several recitals, I had a chance to listen to him and was very impressed with his playing. His program consisted of diverse works that demonstrated great technical ability. His teaching was very successful. His students improved greatly after a few lessons with him; I had heard these students before. He showed great pedagogic gesture, combined with a big heart, as he payed three years' dues for a student's membership to the Percussive Arts Society. I am waiting for a solo CD of Professor Blackstock!"

-Heinz von Moisy
Internationally recognized drummer and percussionist
International Committee of the PAS Board of Directors
National Association of Percussion Teachers in Great Britain (NAPT)
Director Emeritus, Tuebingen Music School
Lecturer, University in Berlin

"His performances in Warsaw and Kolbuszowa, Poland made a great impression on me. His musicality, beautiful sound, and attention to the smallest details-that is what I value, extremely. During his master classes, I admired his contact with the students and the way he helped them to find solutions to problems. He is simply a great musician, teacher, and a fantastic man. I am looking forward to seeing him again!"

-Henryk Mikołajczyk
Solo Timpanist, Polish National Opera, Warsaw
Lecturer The Frederic Chopin University of Music, Warsaw and Białystok

"Adam's performance was brilliant, and technically impeccable. He presented a solo recital of marimba repertoire, by American composers and one Polish composer; the program was very demanding and difficult to master. Blackstock performed greatly!"

"His masterclasses dealt with many aspects of percussion; his sessions relating to timpani dealt with works by Carter and Beck. His knowledge of these pieces helped the students to overcome difficulties with time, texture, and sticking. Thank you Dr. Blackstock for a great performance! Hoping to see you again in Warsaw."

-Dr. Stanislaw Halat
Member of the Warsaw Percussion Group; Lecturer, Maria Curie Sklodowska University-Lublin, Poland. Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Radio Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and Sinfonia Viva.