David Franklyn Adams

David Adams

Title: Music Educator
Company: An Achievable Dream Academy
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

David Franklyn Adams, Music Educator at An Achievable Dream Academy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.

Inspired by great jazz artists like Louis Armstrong and Bobby Shew, Mr. Adams has dedicated his life to music. He started as the band director at Burlington High School from 1967 to 1968, and served as a musician for the Denver Affair from 1969 to 1973. Joining the U.S. Army in 1974, he held positions such as pianist for The United States Air Force Bicentennial Band in For Meade, MD, pianist for the United States Army Field Band, and stage band director of the First Army Band. He was also the rhythm vocal branch head for the Armed Forces School of Music and the acting band commander for the U.S. Army Band at Fort Hamilton, NY. Returning to the civilian sector in 1990, he worked as a private teacher and musician in Albuquerque, NM, a band director and teacher of Bosque Preparatory School, and the director of jazz studies at the Academy of Music in Norfolk, VA. He is currently the band director of An Achievable Dream Academy, and he serves as the founder, director, and producer of the Young Razzcals Jazz Project.

Some of the highlights of Mr. Adams’s career include composing “The Magic of Christmas” and authoring “The Reason for the Rhyme.” Additionally, he is proud to have been the All-City Jazz Band director for the Virginia Beach City Public School in 2002, to have obtained a diploma from Mesa College in 1974, and to be a member of prominent organizations like the International Association of Jazz Educators and the National Association of Music Education. He also considers his consistent advancement in the Civil Air Patrol, from squadron commander to mission pilot to director of aerospace education, to be particularly notable.

As a testament to his hard work and passion, Mr. Adams was recognized for his Outstanding Leadership and Performance from the Young Razzcals Jazz Project from 2001 to 2002, and was honored with inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. He also earned the Community Service Award from the Arts Council Cooperative in 1997, the Frank G. Brewer Aerospace Award from the National Civil Air Patrol and the Regional Civil Air Patrol in 1995, and the Grover Loening Aerospace Award from the Civil Air Patrol in 1991.

Mr. Adams enjoys spending his free time flying, running, writing, scuba diving, and hang gliding.

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