In her eleventh year as the Evelyn Barry Director of Choral Music, Lisa Graham conducts the Wellesley College Choir, and Chamber Singers as well as teaching academic courses in the music department. In 2004 she founded the Choral Scholars Program, consisting of scholarship students selected to study conducting and choral music. Under her direction, the Wellesley College Choirs have toured internationally to England, Wales, Canada, Spain, and Italy in addition to domestic tours annually. The Wellesley Choirs regularly perform in the Boston area, on professional concert series and in collaboration with other choirs nationally.
An active participant in the musical life of the greater Boston area, she is also the Music Director of the Metropolitan Chorale. Additionally, she is a founding member and the President in the National Collegiate Choral Conductor’s Organization, has served as the Women's Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Massachusetts American Choral Director's Association, and is an active guest conductor, clinician, and festival adjudicator. Prior to her arrival in the Boston area, Dr. Graham was on the faculty at California State University Northridge, where she conducted the Women’s Chorale. She has directed choirs at Sonoma State University, performed in and directed productions at Cinnabar Opera Theater in Northern California, taught at the University of Southern California where she earned her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees, while serving as Assistant Conductor to the USC Thorton Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. William Dehning.