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Pajan wins top honors at competition

Adam Pajan, a 2008 Furman music graduate, has won top honors at one of the largest international organ competitions in the world. Pajan won second place at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, which challenges students to learn the intricacies of a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ. His presentation earned him the $15,000 Firmin Swinnen Prize.

Pajan is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Oklahoma in musical arts for organ with church music emphasis. He studied under music professor Charles Tompkins while attending Furman.

Pajan won first prize at the 2011 Arthur Poister Organ Scholarship Competition and the 2009 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition USA.  He was also a semifinalist in the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance in May 2012.

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