Michael Schubert, CT  
Certified by the American Translators Association for German into English

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1983–1990   California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of German Language and Culture cum laude
Bachelor of Music Performance magna cum laude

1986–1987   Universität Heidelberg, Germany
California State University International Programs scholarship recipient
Studies in language, translation and musicology

Professional experience

2016–         Adjunct FacultyMiddlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey: Adjunct Professor for Advanced Translation II, German to English

2000–         Full-time self-employed translator of German to English

1990–2000  Employment in Germany as an orchestral flutist, touring extensively throughout Western Europe and performing symphonic and chamber music, opera, film scores, musicals, and on numerous CD recordings

1987–1990  Berlitz Translation Services (Woodland Hills, California)
Data entry, proofreading, glossary development, translation assistance



  • Annual reports, investment proposals, budget analyses, etc.

Software and IT

  • Software documentation, direct translation of websites without any format conversion required

  • Supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, media management, and much more

Corporate communications

  • Websites, press releases, marketing materials

Music and the arts

  • Bilingual university studies in music and musicology; ten years of employment as an orchestral musician

Academic and immigration documents

  • Diplomas, transcripts, letters of reference, birth certificates, etc.