Dr. Adam Pajan, Conductor

Called “a rising star definitely worth watching” (Michael Barone, Pipedreams), Adam Pajan is Instructor of Organ and Shop Technician at the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute, where he teaches students in organ performance and organ technology. He received his DMA in 2014 under John Schwandt following studies at Furman University and Yale University, earning the BM and MM degrees under the tutelage of Charles Tompkins, Martin Jean, and Thomas Murray respectively. His performing career has taken him across the United States and to Germany twice, where he will return in 2016 for a subsequent tour.

Dr. Pajan has been recognized as the first prize recipient in three national competitions (Schweitzer, Poister, and Mader) and received the Firmin Swinnen Second Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition in 2013. An enthusiastic church musician, he serves as Organist and Choir Director at St. Mark the Evangelist in Norman, Oklahoma.

 

 

 The Oklahoma Master Chorale performs choral masterworks under the direction of Dr. Adam Pajan.  Our goal is to use scholarship and integrity to the intent of the composer as parameters of an artistic musical performance.  Careful score analysis affords the performers insight into the written score, which we employ to bring alive the music to the listener.  Since so many of the classics were written for worship, our performances when appropriate will be set within a liturgical environment that enhances the original settings. The group is dedicated to fine musicianship and careful score analysis to bring choral literature alive to the listener. The group performs locally and across the region.  Incorporated under the Oklahoma Choral Association, the Oklahoma Master Chorale have tax-exempt status.

The Oklahoma Master Chorale is not affiliated with any church or other organization, but will perform masterworks from various international faith traditions, often in appropriate liturgical environments.

Small ensembles can be booked for entertainment or special events.

THE OKLAHOMA CHORAL ASSOCIATION

The Oklahoma Choral Association is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. For more than 25 years, the Association has functioned as the primary sponsor of the Oklahoma Master Chorale.  Read More!

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Benefit concerts, memorials, and run-out concerts demonstrate the choirs’ involvement with community events.   Read More!

EDUCATION

The Oklahoma Master Chorale conducts educational clinics and workshops under the direction of Dr. Adam Pajan. 

OTHER INFORMATION

Rehearsals are held from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday evenings in the Sanctuary of Northwest Christian Church, 2828 NW 30th St., Oklahoma City, OK.

Membership in the chorale is by audition or invitation by the conductor.

 

 

Mission Statement

Changing Lives Through Music

 

OUR CORE VALUES:

Loyalty

Artistry

Scholarship

Education

Community