Adam Heilbrun Resume

      I received my B.A. from The Cleveland Institute of Music in 1962. In the same year I opened a coffee house/performance venue: La Cave.
In 1964 I moved to Chicago and became a social worker.
In 1968 I moved to Brazil at an invitation to compose music for a modern dance company.
I also began an enduring career as a teacher of English as a second language.
In 1970 I moved to Paris and worked as an English teacher at the Berlitz school.
During this time I studied Musique Concrete at ORTF with Pierre Schaeffer.
In 1971 I moved to London as a teacher trainer at Berlitz and then became head of the English department at a community college. I studied shehnai (Indian oboe) with Abdul Qadir i Dervish.
Also, between 1971 and 1978 I spent a fair amount of time among the dervishes in Konya Turkey, Ahwaz Iran, and Kabul Afghanistan - learning their music and immersing myself in Sufism. I also spent several months in Dharamsala India -the Buddhist village where the Dalai Lama lives.
In 1978 I returned to The U.S. to take a position as linguistics Director for a computer company developing systems for language translation.
Beginning in 1980 I moved into a new career as a technical writer and publications manager, working under various project contracts until 2000 when this entire profession was suddenly outsourced to India. At this point I rather unwillingly retired and moved to Grass Valley, California where I continue to live very happily.

Updated:  February 12, 2011

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