Joey Fala is pursuing a M.M. in organ at Yale, studying with Martin Jean. A native of Hawaii, he began organ studies with Katherine Crosier at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu and later coached with Alfred Fedak and Christian Lane during his undergraduate career. Joey previously served as organist and choir director at First United Presbyterian Church in Troy NY as well as organ scholar at Central Union Church Honolulu, and is grateful to have received support from the AGO Hawaii Chapter, Eastern New York Chapter and Pogorzelski-Yankee memorial scholarships. A 2015 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B. Architecture and M.S. Lighting, he has worked as a designer with HLB Lighting in Boston, and in research at the Lighting Research Center in Troy.