School of Music

Adam Ayan

Adjunct Faculty in Music Technology



Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5265

Adam Ayan is a Grammy Award, 3x Latin Grammy Award, and TEC Award winning mastering engineer, who works at the world class mastering facility Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. Adam’s diverse list of mastering credits includes projects for such artists as Madonna, the Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Pearl Jam, Sarah McLachlan, Keith Urban, Rush, Kelly Clarkson, the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Rascal Flatts, Godsmack, and Incubus, to name a few. Adam has mastered several Grammy Award winning recordings (28 to date!), and has over 100 Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum projects to his credit to date.

Many of the recording industry’s best producers, engineers, and artists rely on Adam’s ears and expertise to fully realize their artistic vision.




Recent Publications

"Modern Recording Fidelity and the Digital Download World" - Adam contributed this essay to the book "Less Noise, More Soul: The Search for Balance in the Art, Technology, and Commerce of Music"

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Books (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617130982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617130984

The book is available through major retailers.

Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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