Adam Detzner

Adam Detzner is a graduate with honors and distinction from Stanford University (B.A. in Music, 2014), where he studied organ with Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and harpsichord with Elaine Thornburgh. After graduation, he served as Organ Scholar at Trinity Church, Copley Square (Boston) during the 2014-2015 program year, as the inaugural recipient of the Association of Anglican Musicians Internship Grant. He is currently a Masters student in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying under David Higgs. Recent concert highlights include a performance of an organ concerto by C.P.E. Bach with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.

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I first met Christian Lane as a senior in high school, when I auditioned for him as an applicant to Harvard College. Though I ultimately decided to attend Stanford University, Chris remained an important mentor and resource during my undergraduate years. It was he who suggested that I apply for the AAM grant to work at Trinity Church, Boston, an experience which opened my eyes to new professional standards and opportunities in church music. While in Boston, I studied privately with Chris, who helped me confront some of my bad technical habits as well as develop a “toolkit” for the interpretation of a variety of compositional traditions. He uses his knowledge, experience, and technical expertise to serve the music - and not the other way around! For these and similar insights, I am grateful to call him one of my teachers.
— Adam Detzner