Adam Pajan


 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebekah Ambrosini


 

Contralto Rebekah Ambrosini has distinguished herself as one of North America’s leading concert artists. The contralto frequents many of the nation’s most important concert venues and appears regularly with major American symphony orchestras. Career highlights for Ms. Ambrosini include performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the baton of renowned conductor Keith Lockhart, a Carnegie Hall debut in in Mozart’s Requiem with Musica Sacra, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 under the baton of Gilbert Kaplan, and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan conducted by Maestro Jahja Ling.

The 2012/2013 season heard Rebekah in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Helena, Montana Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Bach’s Magnificat in D with Canterbury Chorale and the Oklahoma City Symphony and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Reading Symphony Orchestra of Pennsylvania. The 2013-2014 season included performances by the contralto soloist with the Tulsa Oratorio Choir in the Saint-Saëns Requiem, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Messiah Festival of the Arts in Lindsborg, Ks. and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.

This season Rebekah will sing the role of Ruth in Pirates of Penzance with the Enid Symphony in Enid, Oklahoma, Handel’s Messiah with both the Ft. Wayne, Indiana Symphony and the Santa Fe Symphony and she will return to Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria to perform as alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Classical Music Festival. She and her husband Jeffrey have recently formed the Oklahoma Concert Opera Company which will offer yearly spring productions featuring up and coming Oklahoma talent.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Ambrosini


 

Jeffrey Ambrosini has distinguished himself in a wide variety of operatic and concert repertoire including European singing engagements at the world famous Teatro La Fenice in Venice, a Radio Italiana 3 gala telecast with Alfredo Kraus, and the Lille Festival in Lille, France. He was featured as a Heldentenor soloist in the 2009 concert for the Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Program for the Wagner Society of Washington, D.C.

Solo concerts in the U.S. include the New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Enid Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Oklahoma Canterbury Chorale, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Operatic roles include Don Jose in Carmen, Alfredo in La Traviata, Prince in Rusalka, Radames in Aida, Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress, Tamino and the First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, Danilo in The Merry Widow, and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, among others, including dozens of operatic and oratorio Baritone roles.

He has performed leading roles with Roanoke Opera, Sarasota Opera , Virginia Opera, Schubert Opera, Opera of the Hamptons, Treasure Coast Opera and in New York City with Operaworks, Dicapo Opera, New York Chamber Opera Theatre, Opera at the Academy, Opera Northeast, National Lyric Opera, Metro Lyric Opera and the Belleayre Music Festival.

Jeffrey formerly served as a Graduate Assistant at Brooklyn College Conservatory and was on the voice faculties of Tulsa University and University of Central Oklahoma. He currently serves on the voice faculties of Southern Nazarene University and Mid-America Christian University. He was a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma and winner of both the Benton-Schmitt Award and Hoving Scholarship Award. He completed his Master of Music degree at Oklahoma City University, his Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin College and a Cum Laude Associate degree from Nassau Community College.