Teacher, writer/editor, lyricist, songwriter

Work and Creative Background

Adam currently teaches International Baccalaureate English Language and Literature (DP/MYP) English in Erlangen, Germany. His spare time is spent as a political news junkie, raising his two sons, running the school's Bluegreen Club, and composing, recording, and rarely (these days) performing his original songs. And writing ​about himself in the third person.

 

While his life story is hardly worthy of its own page on the Internets, there are a few reasons to have it on hand, so here it is.

 

SUMMARY: MEDIA, ARTS, EDUCATION

  • Youth chiefly in area north of Chicago, IL and in Charlottesville, VA

  • Coffeehouse performer; attended New Tuners Musical Theatre Workshop, primarily as a lyricist

    • Work selected for two showcases

  • Editor/writer, chiefly freelance, for broad range of clients, often working on textbooks and courses

    • Samples of these and many other items mentioned on this page are at adamedit.com.​

  • Three-time executive editor of Resources, a free, extensive annual Earth Day guide reaching a distribution to 300,000 readers across Chicagoland as insert in the Chicago Tribune

  • Puppeteer with the Hystopolis Children's Puppet Theatre

  • Assistant Multimedia Producer, ScottForesman and Encyclopedia Britannica (Chicago)

  • Educational CD-ROM Producer, Midisoft and Edmark (Seattle)

  • Technical editor, Microsoft Interface magazine 

GRADUATE SCHOOL and NYC ADVENTURE

  • Accepted to the prestigious Musical Theatre Writing graduate program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts 

    • MFA, Writing for the Musical Theatre

    • Several workshops and readings of short musicals in New York City

  • Lyricist, BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

TEACHING: Media, arts and education come together, move abroad

Teaching artist in S. Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan public schools (also supply teacher)

    • Drama, playwriting, poetry, conflict resolution

  • Teacher of English Language and Literature in Berlin, southern Wales, and currently Erlangen, Germany​

    • Heavily involved in pastoral care, including as assistant houseparent​ at UWC Atlantic College

    • Founder of three successful environmental clubs

SERVICE

Still involved in environmentalism and social justice

  • Volunteer listings editor for Kiva.org

  • Developing Greenspyre.organ online hub for green clubs

Communication, Education, Collaboration, Coordination, Creativity

1992

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1993

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1994

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A NOTE ON GUITARS

Adam plays and writes with a Taylor 3/4, a lovely Seagull dreadnought, and a Model K Froggy Bottom hand-crafted jumbo (mahogany and Englemann spruce). Lately he has been experimenting with Garageband using an iRig 37 Pro midi controller; the results can be heard in recent demos including The Falls, Just What It Means, Dark Bird, The Road to Catatonia, World's Gone By and Take My Heart

Most songs engineered at one of these fine studios:

And a bit by:

  • Early Recording, Evanston, IL

With some help from:

Member of ASCAP; when in the U.S., member of the The Dramatists Guild and the National Association for Media Literacy Education. 

 

 

Special disclaimer

This site is all about me. Me, me, me. 

This is a by-product of a site intended to serve mainly as a portfolio.
For a (somewhat) less self-centered site, watch for the eventual rebirth of silly sister-site www.haywire.net.

 

 

Writing original 'songs that speak' on guitar
I played my acoustic rock, folk, novelty and musical theatre songs in coffeehouses in Chicago and Seattle

I'm much more like I am now than I used to be.

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Writing original 'songs that speak' on guitar