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Barbara Adams
Music Industry



Barbara Adams is an audio engineer and educator with over twenty years of experience in the music industry. She specializes in live sound, as well as being an accomplished recording engineer. Her strong and varied experience also includes stage management, live bookings, events, touring, and more.


Barbara currently a house engineer for World Café Live, system tech for DBS Audio and has worked in every major venue in Philadelphia, including The Tin Angel, Mann Music Center, Electric Factory Concerts, and more. She has toured with acts including Alice Smith, IAMX, 4 Way Street, Princes of Babylon, Granian, and the BurnDown All-Stars, and has served in a variety of engineering roles for festivals such as Musikfest, Welcome America in Philadelphia, Gathering of the Vibes, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and Live 8 just to name a few. She has also done consulting work for area venues and churches.


Barbara is an adjunct professor teaching the Sound Reinforcement class. Outside of the classroom she is a mentor and is always looking for ways for students to network and get real world experiences while in school. As one of only a handful of female audio engineers in Philadelphia, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with the next generation of music-industry professionals while volunteering for as the head of the Philadelphia Chapter and heads the Philly Live Sound Camp for Girls.

Masters of Arts, Theater Arts Administration, Rowan University (estimated completion Spring 2018); Bachelor of Business Administration, Legal Studies & Entrepreneurship; Management, Temple University, Fox School of Business; Specialized Associates Degree, Recording Arts; Recording Arts, Audio, Full Sail University