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JOSEPH ADAM has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral since 1993, and a member of the faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma since 1998.  As Resident Organist at Benaroya Hall for the past nine seasons, he performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony; in recent seasons, he performed concertos by Handel and Hanson under the direction of Nicholas McGegan and Gerard Schwarz. He received First Prize at the 1991 St. Albans International Organ Competition, the most recent American to take top honors in this prestigious competition.  He was one of three organists invited to perform on the new Rosales/Glatter-Götz organ at Disney Hall in Los Angeles as part of the 2004 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists; this performance has been featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program Pipe Dreams.  He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano from The University of Iowa before beginning doctoral studies in organ at the Eastman School of Music, which awarded him the Performer’s Certificate in Organ, and has undertaken further organ study at the University of Washington. 

In January, 2018, Joseph accepted the position of Director of Music at St. James Cathedral.



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