Adam Oscar Stern (born October 22, 1955) is an American conductor. Stern was trained at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. He received his MFA in conducting in 1977 at the age of twenty-one, the youngest music student in CalArts' history to receive a master's degree. He served as Assistant Conductor (1992–1996) and Associate Conductor (1996–2001) of the Seattle Symphony, as well as Music Director of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (1993–2000). He has been the Music Director of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003, and Music Director of the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra since 2014. In July 2016 he guest-conducted the "Pops" concert at the Oregon Coast Music Festival, and was named the Festival's permanent Associate Conductor/"Pops" Conductor a few days later.