B.A., Sonoma State College; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California
Lisa GrahamEvelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program; Lecturer in Music
Conductor of Choral Program, including Choir, Chamber Singers, and Choral Scholars.
My doctoral research focused on choral music that was arranged, composed, and performed in the concentration camps during the Holocaust.
In addition to conducting the Wellesley College Choir, Chamber Singers and Choral Scholars, instruction in the Music Department includes conducting, theory, and a Music and the Holocaust seminar. Choral Scholars topics include leadership, musicianship, literature, and methods.
I am Music Director of the Metropolitan Chorale, an auditioned, mixed chorus of approximately 100 voices performing an annual concert series in the Boston area. We also tour with the Boston Pops during the holiday season. I'm a founder and past-president of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, serving conductors of college level ensembles. I currently serve as the American Choral Director's Eastern Division Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women's choruses.
Some interests outside of music include traveling, running, photography, and sushi. I have certifications as a bartender and a Universal Life Minister.