Musicians

Lisa Graham
M.M., D.M.A. in choral music, University of Southern California

Lisa Graham

Conductor

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.

Clera Ryu
Professional Artist Certificate, North Carolina School of the Arts; Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University

Clera Ryu

Accompanist

Classically trained pianist, Clera Ryu is an active collaborator in both vocal and instrumental repertoire, working closely with award-winning musicians from Baroque to contemporary compositions. She earned Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at Boston University where she received full scholarship and the Departmental Award. Previously, she was awarded fellowship to earn Professional Artist Certificate at the North Carolina School of the Arts and her study focused on instrumental chamber music. Besides working as a freelance pianist in various colleges in the area, Clera teaches at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA as an adjunct professor. She has performed in various venues including the Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall, the National Opera Center, NY, and the Killian Hall at MIT. During the past summers, Clera worked as a repetiteur for the Metropolitan International Music Festival and as a vocal coach in the Young Artist Vocal Program at the BU Tanglewood Institute and the Franco American Vocal Academy in France.