FOURTH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST RECITAL
Joseph Fala, organ
United Presbyterian Church, Binghamton
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 PM
Joey Fala is a masters student at Yale University studying with Martin Jean and Thomas Murray. A native of Honolulu, he began organ studies with Katherine Crosier and later coached independently with Alfred Fedak and Christian Lane after moving to the upstate New York region to pursue undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY. He graduated in 2015 with a bachelors of architecture and a masters of lighting, and has worked with the Lighting Research Center in Troy, and HLB Lighting Design in Boston.
A recipient of the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship from the American Guild of Organists, he was awarded first prize in the 2013 AGO/Quimby NYC competition for young organists, and was recently named one of “20 under 30” by the Diapason magazine. He performed as a featured artist at the Organ Historical Society’s 2015 national convention, and has concertized at venues including Trinity Church Boston, St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral LA, and Harvard University’s Adolphus Busch Hall.
Joey is currently the organ scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norwalk CT where he has the opportunity to work with the Seabury Academy's thriving chorister program. He has previously served as music director at First United Presbyterian Church in Troy NY, and organ scholar at Central Union Church in Honolulu. Recently, he has begun working with the Yale Music in Schools Initiative which partners with local public schools in the New Haven area. Away from the organ console, Joey is an avid swimmer, surfer, and sushi connoisseur.