Barbara Adams

Live Sound Engineer/ Educator from Philadelphia, United States
I am an audio engineer, production manager, educator, and mom. My career started with a love of music. When I discovered audio production, I knew I found my calling. Women make up only 5% of the audio production workforce but I let my work define me, not my gender. As a professor and local chapter president of Soundgirls, my goal is to inspire the next generation to follow their dreams in the music industry. I began my career at Sonic Recording Studios in Philadelphia, where I worked on countless sessions for local and national artists. My passion for live sound took me out of the studio and into Philly's top music venues. These venues include The Trocadero, Electric Factory Concerts, World Café Live, and the Tin Angel. I have toured with bands across the U.S. and worked at festivals and concerts with various production companies. There is no greater feeling than the satisfaction of helping a band sound their best and seeing the immediate reaction in their crowd of fans. I began teaching in 2010 at Drexel University and joined the Music Department at Rowan in 2016. As a lecturing professor, I teach Sound Reinforcement, Audio Recording, History of Popular Music, Survey of Record Production, and help students in their internships and capstones. As the booking coordinator for Rowan Music Group, our student-run record label, I help students get real-world experiences in performance and production. Availability: I am interested in any live sound/remote recording opportunities. Teaching is a full-time job for me, so I am not available for tours. I am, however, interested in any one-offs or local to Philadelphia events. If you are interested in hiring students, I can also help facilitate that.
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Barbara Adams
Live Sound Engineer/ Educator from Philadelphia, United States
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