All are welcome and encouraged to attend this rare world-class concert in beautiful upcountry Maui.
A light reception will follow.
More about Joey Fala:
A Honolulu native and son of Iolani school, Joey Fala served as organ scholar at Central Union Church through his high school years while studying organ with Katherine Crosier at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute brought him to the upstate New York area after graduation in 2010. Inspired by the rich east coast organ culture situated between Boston and NYC, he sought continued organ studies, coaching independently with Harvard University organist Christian Lane and Westminster Church Albany’s Alfred Fedak. During his college career, Joey served as organist and director of music at First United Presbyterian Church in downtown Troy, NY. Upon graduating from the School of Architecture in 2015, Joey decided to more seriously pursue his passion for music.
In the spring of 2017, Joey completed his master’s in organ performance under full scholarship at Yale University, studying organ with Martin Jean and Thomas Murray, and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. Joey also had the opportunity to work with a vibrant chorister program as organ scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norwalk CT, as well as with local public school music students through the Yale Music in Schools Initiative program. This fall he will be moving to Durham, NC to begin a new post as organ scholar at Duke University Chapel.
A recipient of the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship from the American Guild of Organists and the Robert Baker Scholarship of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, he was awarded first place in the 2013 AGO/Quimby NYC competition for young organists. He received third prize and the hymn-playing award in the 2016 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in Hartford, and competed as a finalist in the 2015 Arthur Poister Organ Competition in Syracuse. 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 in Springfield. Joey maintains an active concert schedule with recent performances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC, Trinity Church in Boston, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, Harvard University’s Adolphus Busch Hall, and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.