Lisa Graham joined the Metropolitan Chorale as Music Director in 2004. She brings energy and professionalism to the Chorale and has programmed both the choral masterworks and contemporary, American, and lesser-known works, including a concert of modern and 17th-century Latin American works performed with musicians from Bolivia, and “Musik Macht Frei [Music Makes You Free],” music from the Terezin concentration camp.
Dr. Graham is the Evelyn Barry Director of Choral Programs at Wellesley College, where she conducts the Wellesley College Choir, Chamber Choir and Glee Club in addition to teaching academic courses in the Music Department. She formerly conducted the Handel and Haydn Society’s Young Women’s Chorus in Boston. Before her arrival at Wellesley, she was on the faculty at California State University, where she conducted the Women’s Chorale. She studied at the Kingston University School of Music in London, at Sonoma State University, and at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. As a vocalist, Dr. Graham has performed as a soprano soloist, toured extensively and sung with professional choral ensembles.