Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan, orgue

Concert organist Aaron Tan is a leading young artist in North America. He is the only person to have received first prizes in three of the most important North American organ competitions: the Canadian RCCO National Organ Competition, the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Playing (NYACOP), and most recently, in October 2021, the Canadian International Organ Competition. Originally from the Philippines and Canada, Tan, who is also a pianist, enjoys multifaceted careers as a musician and materials scientist. His primary musical tutelage was with John Tuttle, David Palmer, Joel Hastings, Martin Jean, and David Higgs. Dr. Tan is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music, and also serves as Organist and Director of Music at St. Alban’s Catholic Church (Ordinariate in Rochester, NY). He recently received his Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Previously, he served as Organ Scholar at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, Michigan, as Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, and as Organ Scholar at the Church of the Resurrection, New York City. As a scientist, Aaron holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Michigan and worked there as a postdoctoral researcher, studying polymer thin films.

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