CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Adam Chlebek is a student at the Eastman School of Music, where he is pursuing a Master of Music in Organ Performance in the studio of Nathan Laube. A Polish-American from Chicago, IL, he earned second prize at the 2022 Taylor Organ Competition and has performed throughout the United States and Poland. Chlebek has participated in masterclasses with organists Janette Fishell, William Porter, and Arvid Gast. In 2022, he served as the first Sacred Music Intern at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Adam is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied organ with Jonathan Moyer; there he also focused on choral singing and conducting. He sang in the Oberlin Musical Union, under the direction of Gregory Ristow, and Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Steven Plank; and has studied choral conducting with Jodi Kerchner and Ben Johns.
Adam is an avid jazz pianist; he has participated in Oberlin’s Performance and Improvisation Ensemble, where he has performed with Jamey Haddad, Jay Ashby, and Becca Stevens. He is also the keyboardist for The Surrealists, a psych-rock band based in Evanston, IL.
Adam currently serves as the Director of Music at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Rochester, New York, and sings in the acclaimed Christ Church Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Stephen Kennedy.