Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
Adam began his musical studies at the age of four. He was awarded an American Guild of Organists scholarship as a high school junior. He then enrolled at Duquesne University where he studied organ with John Walker and David Craighead and harpsichord with Rebecca Rollett. While at Duquesne he was appointed Associate Organist at St. Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral in Pittsburgh where he was featured weekly on television broadcasts throughout western Pennsylvania. He graduated from Duquesne University Magna Cum Laude in 2006 and was awarded the Andre Marchal Award for Excellence in Performance. He then enrolled at The Juilliard School in New York City, receiving the John Dexter Bush Scholarship. In autumn 2007, Adam enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. As a recent graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Adam J. Brakel has already embarked on a highly successful concert career, playing from coast to coast in the United States, and concert tours having-taken him to England, Germany, and Hong Kong.