Pamela Ajango

Brief info

Pamela Ajango is a tenured member of the oboe section of the ICO and teaches at
Butler University. She began playing with the ICO in 2002. As a full-time oboist for
over 25 years, she has performed with many professional orchestras, for Broadway
shows, with international touring artists, on numerous recordings, and as a chamber
musician and soloist.
From 1996-2002, Pam lived and worked in NYC. After completing school, she
quickly began playing with the area’s top ensembles, including the New York
Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; for
the Broadway shows Ragtime, Cats, and Les Miserables; and as a commercial
recording artist. She also worked part-time for various arts organizations, skills she
has utilized more recently as a long-serving member of the ICO’s Orchestra
Professor Ajango has served on the faculties of University of Virginia, Earlham
College, Anderson University, and the University of Indianapolis, prior to her
appointment at Butler. She has taught at summer music festivals at Butler and IU, as
well as internationally. She has been an invited performer and lecturer at the
International Double Reed Society’s conferences since 2008. In June of 2025, Pam
will co-host this society’s annual conference at Butler University, with the ICO
serving 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 degrees
from Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music.