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Robert Adams

Location: California, USA

Robert Train Adams received A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in music from the University of California Berkeley, where he studied composition with Joaquin Nin-Culmell, Olly Wilson, and Richard Felciano. He also studyied composition at the conservatories in Paris and Amsterdam with Tony Aubin and Ton de Leeuw.

In 2003 Adams retired from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth after a 25-year career as a music professor and department head, having also served universities in California, Pennsylvania and Alabama.

In addition to teaching, he has been active in the church music ministry as organist and choir director (At the age of 13, he started his first organist position on the condition that he take organ lessons!). Robert is currently Minister of Music at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Orinda, California. He continues to be active as a composer, with many instrumental, choral and solo pieces.

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