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Pam Ajango

Oboe Instructor

Pamela Ajango is a tenured member of the oboe section of the ICO and teaches atButler University. She began playing with the ICO in 2002. As a full-time oboist forover 25 years, she has performed with many professional orchestras, for Broadwayshows, with international touring artists, on numerous recordings, and as a chambermusician and soloist.

From 1996-2002, Pam lived and worked in NYC. After completing school, shequickly began playing with the area’s top ensembles, including the New YorkPhilharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; forthe Broadway shows Ragtime, Cats, and Les Miserables; and as a commercialrecording artist. She also worked part-time for various arts organizations, skills shehas utilized more recently as a long-serving member of the ICO’s OrchestraCommittee.

Professor Ajango has served on the faculties of University of Virginia, EarlhamCollege, Anderson University, and the University of Indianapolis, prior to herappointment at Butler. She has taught at summer music festivals at Butler and IU, aswell as internationally. She has been an invited performer and lecturer at theInternational Double Reed Society’s conferences since 2008. In June of 2025, Pamwill co-host this society’s annual conference at Butler University, with the ICOserving as its resident orchestra.

An Indianapolis native, Pam was fortunate to study with oboists Malcolm Smith,Ralph Gomberg, Joseph Robinson, and Stephen Taylor. She received her degreesfrom Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music.

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