Brant Adams

Brant Adams

BOX 17-23 Conservation Papers, 1926-1976

Correspondence, articles, testimony, subject files and other materials related to conservation dating between 1926 and 1976 arranged chronologically by type of correspondence.

Brant Adams is an internationally acclaimed composer, music educator and director. He has composed over 800 instrumental and choral compositions which have been performed worldwide.

Early Life and Education

Brant was born at Kanienkeh (Onoquaga), south central New York in 1742 to Joseph Thayendaneken and Catharine Croghan – Mohawk parents with his father serving in the British Army as captain.

After briefly staying at Fort Niagara, Brant left for Canada early in 1775 and settled in Brant County (now part of Ontario) where he became known for agriculture work as well as becoming an important landowner and businessman.

Brant married Catharine Adonwentishon Croghan during the winter of 1780; Adonwentishon was clan mother for Turtle clan, making her Tekarihoga, or chief sachem. Together, the couple had seven children including Joseph and Jacob, were members of Methodist Church, as well as Brant’s compositions being performed worldwide by choirs and orchestras.

Professional Career

John spent most of his youth herding cattle and playing baseball. Later enlisting in the United States Army between 1942-1945, where he participated in various campaigns in Scotland, France, Luxembourg Belgium and Germany.

Professor of Music at Oklahoma State University since 1987 and serves as both area coordinator of theory/composition and department head. In this capacity he has collaborated with multiple regional and national professional music organizations.

He is the Founder and CEO of Sonar Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on disruptive ideas. He holds both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University as well as a Master’s in Business Administration degree. When not investing or cheering on the Aggies he enjoys spending time with family. Yvonne currently lives with him and their three children in Houston.

Achievement and Honors


Each year, this award recognizes midshipmen who best exemplify the leadership, sportsmanship and dedication that Frank Toner demonstrated as a midshipman. Frank was an exceptional leader both on the playing field as well as within their regiment and community.

Jeriah Bonham was a slater and plasterer by profession; however, early in his life he acquired a farm which provided enough income to support himself through active years and into old age. Now his old age pension allows him to live comfortably.

Herbert Biggar was one of Brant County’s early and most celebrated settlers, born near Hamilton in 1809. Assisted his father on their homestead before beginning to cultivate land himself, eventually owning an impressive tract in Lot 19, first concession, Johnson’s Settlement; becoming one of the wealthiest men of this county.

Personal Life

Brant Adams hails from Gallipolis, Ohio. He holds three music degrees: Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Capital University (Columbus, Ohio); a Master of Music degree in composition from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; and Doctor of Philosophy degree in music theory from University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, his orchestral pieces have been performed and recorded around the globe.

Henry Edmondson of Johnson’s Settlement P.O. stands out as an esteemed farmer in this county and boasts a substantial farm. HENRY EDMONDSON boasted what was then considered an excellent education, as well as outstanding business acumen.

The Martins join composer Brant Adams to present this Christmas cantata that pays homage to the Light of the World: our Morning Star. Featuring beautiful melodies and emotive narration, this festive selection makes an excellent seasonal pick!

Net Worth

Bryan Adams is one of the world’s best-selling music artists with more than 100 million records sold, making him one of the highest earning musicians today. Additionally, his wealth is used to fund numerous projects around the globe while working as both producer and collaborator with other musicians like Rod Stewart and Sting.

He has used his musical talent to support humanitarian causes at concerts including Live Aid and Amnesty International tours, Greenpeace albums, Rainforest Foundation Fund performances as well as charity performances for victims of natural disasters.

Michael Vegueria has earned associate director status within our Assurance and Advisory Services practice. He provides audit, accounting, and business consulting to closely held businesses operating within real estate, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

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