John A Graham currently holds a post-doctoral teaching fellowship at Yale Institute of Sacred Music. His PhD at Princeton University, "The Transmission and Transcription of Georgian Liturgical Music," encompassed a comprehensive investigation of the available sources for the medieval liturgical chant tradition of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
The recipient of a Fulbright research grant in 2004, John deepened his studies of Georgian liturgical music, and entered a Ph.D. program in Musicology in 2006. As an active facilitator of cultural exchange, he organizes performance tours in the United States for ensembles such as the critically acclaimed Anchiskhati Church Choir (2005), the Zedashe Folk Ensemble (2007), and the Sakhioba Ensemble (2012). John also leads tours in Georgia for academics and Orthodox pilgrims on self-designed Monastery Tours.
John lectures regularly on topics relating to the history and revival of Georgian sacred music, and gives practical workshops on Georgian folk and sacred music. At Princeton, he directed two Georgian folk choirs, and also directs the Yale Georgian choir. He holds a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, where he completed a senior project on Georgian sacred music in 2003.