Barbara Adams

Barbara Adams

Barbara Adams
Sound Reinforcement - Music Technology - Lecturer

Barbara Adams

Contact Info
Wilson Hall, Rm 140


Barbara Adams is an audio engineer and educator with twenty-five years of experience in the music industry. She specializes in live sound and production management. Her strong and varied experience also includes recording engineer, stage management, and artist management. She has worked in Philadelphia’s top music venues and studios, toured the US as FOH for several artists, and monitor engineer for key music festivals across the Northeast US.

Barbara is Lecturer Professor at Rowan University teaching Sound Reinforcement, Audio Recording, History of Popular Music, Survey of Record Production, and helps students in their internships and capstones. As the booking coordinator for Rowan Music Group, our student-run record label, she helps students get real-world experiences in performance and production. She is still active in the industry as production manager and FOH engineer at The Locks at Sona, Philadelphia’s premier listening room as well as a freelance Engineer/System Tech for several production companies, festivals, and venues. She is also co-owner of BurnDown Studios in Philadelphia.

Women make up only 5% of the audio production workforce. As a professor and local chapter president of Soundgirls, Barbara works to inspire the next generation to follow their dreams in the music industry.


  • Master of Arts, Theater Arts Administration, Rowan University, College of Performing Arts 
  • 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