John A Graham is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology from Princeton University, where he also directs two Georgian folk choirs. He holds a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, where he completed a senior project on Georgian sacred music in 2003.
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. He is currently writing a Ph.D. dissertation titled, Oral Polyphony: the Transcription and Transmission of Georgian Liturgical Chant.