Adam Frick-Verdine

Adjunct Instructor

Sound Design | Storrs

Hometown: Colchester CT

Education: Studied music performance and sound recording technology at DePaul University and received a BS in Music.

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus: Sound Design

Adam Frick-Verdine is a sound designer, composer, sound artist, husband, and father in Colchester, CT, who is passionate about creating innovative and engaging ways to tell stories with sound. He has taught in the Audio Aesthetics and Technology department at Webster University since 2011.

He has had an active career of client work through his company Hugmonster Sound, producing sound for independent film, television, advertising, podcasts, museums, and more for over 20 years. His work has been shown on NBC, Qubo, PBS, Nickelodeon, and Noggin, in national theatrical releases, at film festivals, on DVD, and more. His museum and interactive work includes music production and sound design for festivals and museums in Washington, DC, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

In 2016 he began pursuing artistic projects under the UnHeardOf World banner, beginning with “Pear Blossom,” a children’s podcast released in 2018. His first interactive audio map,, was also released in 2018, followed in 201 by a flagship map at, a map of St Louis cemeteries, and a map based upon a fellowship teaching in The Netherlands in 2020. UnHeardOf World continues to develop and produce maps nationwide.

Recent Achievements:  He is the recipient of the Miller Prize for Audio from the Missouri Review, Best Sound Design at the Midwest Filmmakers Festival, and a Silver Telly for Sound; he received the Sverdrup Global Fellowship from Webster University and taught in Leiden, The Netherlands in Spring 2020.
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