First Presbyterian Church organist Lisa Ham will play the dedication concert on the new four-manual Rodgers hybrid pipe organ.
Lisa Ham immigrated to the U.S. from Korea when she was 16 years old. She began piano study at age of five and organ study at age of eleven. She began organ studies with Eui-Ryoun Youn in Korea and studied with Roger Sherman during her high school years. Dr. Ham has been awarded several scholarships and was the first-prize winner of the Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Competition. She was selected for the semifinalist of the AGO National Competition at Philadelphia in 2002 and the Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition in Russia in September 2003.
She received a bachelor of music degree in organ performance from the University of Washington, studying with Dr. Carole Terry and Dr. Melvin Butler, and earned a master of music degree from the University of Arizona, where she studied organ and harpsichord with Dr. Pamela Decker. In 2009 she received a Doctor of Musical Art at the University of Washington in organ performance. She is the music director and organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Burbank, California since 2004.