Joey Fala graduates in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He studied organ with Katherine Crosier from 2003 through 2010, and later received coaching from Alfred Fedak of Westminster Church in Albany, and Christian Lane of Harvard University during his undergraduate career. Fala is currently the organist and choir director at First United Presbyterian Church in Troy, and has previously served as organ scholar at Central Union Church, Honolulu.
A recipient of the American Guild of Organist Hawaii Chapter and Eastern New York Chapter scholarships, the Robert T. Anderson Award, and the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship, he has also received first prize in the NYC chapter AGO/Quimby Competition for Young Organists and performed as a finalist in the 2015 Arthur Poister Organ Competition. Most recently, he has made concert appearances at The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, Brick Presbyterian Church, NYC, Trinity Church, Boston, as well as locally at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and The Lutheran Church of Honolulu. This summer, Fala will present a recital as a featured artist at the Organ Historical Society’s national convention in Springfield, MA. In August, he will begin the Masters of Music program in organ at Yale University under full scholarship, studying with Thomas Murray and Martin Jean.
Joey’s program at St. John’s Episcopal Church Maui includes works by Mendelssohn, Bach, George Shearing, Daquin, and Langlais. Admission is free.
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