About

Deb Adler…Songbyrd, writer, teacher, businesswoman, minister, spiritual scientist….

Deb Adler has been entertaining diverse audiences professionally for over forty years.  Trained in both music and theater, Deb’s performance background includes everything from glee clubs, choruses, and classical choral unions, to folk groups, to solo performances.

 

She appeared as a member of the Wayne State University Symphonic Choir with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Ford Auditorium in Detroit; Carnegie Hall in NY, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

 

She completed a B.F.A. in Theater at Wayne State University in Detroit and an M.F.A. in Acting at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and has appeared professionally at The Attic Theater in Greektown (Detroit) and as a member of the Actors Company in Cleveland.

 

Deb toured throughout the midwest and eastern U.S. in the 1970’s and 80’s promoting her independent release, “D.J. Adler Here & Now,” a collection of 12 original songs featuring the artist on vocals, percussion, and 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar. It was distributed through Ladyslipper Music Catalog.Deb donated countless performances at rallies and special events including support of women’s rights, gay rights, and Take Back the Night. She was the featured performer at Hartford, Connecticut’s first Lesbian-Gay Pride March in 1983, and traveled to women’s and men’s centers as well as half-way houses and facilities for recovering addicts to share her music and personal story of coming out as a lesbian and living free of addiction.  Deb has continued to work to support these and other social/planetary issues through the years. 

In October 2005, Deb released her “Songbyrd” CD – a collection of 9 original songs – through Silverstream Music Inc. Future CD releases include a digitally re-mastered “D.J. Adler Here & Now”, “Homegrown”, a 2-CD set tracing her development as a performer and songwriter from 1965 through the 1990’s in studio sessions and intimate settings; and “Livin’ Your Dreams”… a studio production showcasing recent compositions including the title song, “Got To Be” “Because You Believe” and more…

 

Deb is available for concerts, workshops and speaking engagements.

 

“Today more than ever, we need to heal the sense of separation that exists within ourselves and amongst ourselves. Music has a tremendous power to heal, to affirm our choices and lifestyles, to bring us together and unite us as a common people. Music is a bridge I have seen melt away the artificial barriers of dialects and nationalities, of color and cultural differences. It is the universal language of the heart.”

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