Recent Performances


Education

Biography

Professional Posts

Ruth and Clarence Mader

National Organ-Playing Competition
First Prize, 2013

Claremont United Church of Christ - Claremont, CA

PERFORMER • CHURCH MUSICIAN • TEACHER • TECHNICIAN • COmposer

Adam M. Pajan

Competition Honors

Adam Pajan serves on the organ faculty at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches applied organ, church  music, and organ technology. He is in his fourth season as Artist in Residence at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa where he serves as organist and choirmaster for weekly Choral Evensong services. He also assisted in the design of Schoenstein Opus 173 installed at the parish in 2018. He serves as Director of Music at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Norman. He received his DMA in 2014 at the University of Oklahoma following studies at Furman University and Yale University, earning the BM and MM degrees respectively. He has been a prize winner in multiple prestigious organ competitions, including the Firmin Swinnen Prize (second place) at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, and first place awards at the Albert Schweitzer, Poister, Mader, and West Chester University organ competitions. His performing career has taken him across the United States and to five tours of Germany, as well as tours to England and Switzerland. He has performed at conventions of the American Institute of Organbuilders, Organ Historical Society, American Liszt Society, and the American Guild of Organists.

Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival

National Competition

First Prize, 2009

First Church of Christ - Wethersfield, CT

organist

Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition

in Organ Playing
First Prize, 2011

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral - Syracuse, New NY

Longwood Gardens

International Organ Competition
Firmin Swinnen Second Prize, 2013

Semifinalist, 2016

Doctor of Musical Arts

University of Oklahoma

School of Music

Graduate College Fellow and 

Graduate Teaching Assistant


Master of Music

Yale University

Institute of Sacred Music

Richard Paul DeLong Prize

Julia Sherman Prize


Bachelor of Musicmagna cum laude

Furman University

Mattie Hipp Cunningham Scholar

Longwood Gardens

International Organ Competition

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania


Basilica Concert Series

Basilica of St. John the Baptist

Canton, Ohio


East Texas Organ Festival

First Presbyterian Church

Kilgore, Texas


Internationaler Orgelsommer
Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral)


Hanauer Orgelsommer

Wallonisch-Niederländischen Kirche

Hanau, Germany