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Pamela Ajango

Teaching BCAS 27017 GI -- Outside Orgs


Lilly Hall 236

Pamela Ajango is an active oboist and teacher in the Indianapolis area. She is the 2nd oboist/English hornist with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and performs regularly as substitute with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Active as a recording artist, Ms. Ajango regularly records for Alfred and FJH Publishing, as well as many others. Ms. Ajango was previously a full-time freelance musician in New York City, where she performed with many esteemed ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, the American Composer's Orchestra, as well as for Broadway productions and commercial recordings. She is co-founder of the SONOS Chamber Orchestra of New York, and was a featured soloist on its premiere concert. Ms. Ajango is a founding member of the Circle City Wind Quintet, comprised of members of the ISO. The quintet performs frequently as music educators for the Symphony, at schools, community centers, and for corporate meetings. Ms. Ajango has a keen interest in musical outreach and education; she has served as an educator for the Manhattan School of Music, the New York Philharmonic, the Montana Summer Symphony, and Midori and Friends. Her faculty positions have included professor of oboe at Anderson University, visiting professor of oboe, University of Virginia, and assistant professor of oboe at her alma mater, the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She maintains a large private studio of oboists in the Indianapolis area, and frequently coaches student ensembles at area schools. An Indianapolis native, Ms. Ajango studied with Malcolm Smith, former principal oboist of the ISO, and she completed her bachelor's degree at Boston University, under the tutelage of Ralph Gomberg, former principal oboist of the Boston Symphony. Her master's degree is from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Joseph Robinson, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic. She is also on the faculty of the University of Indianapolis.