Grant Wareham is an MM student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, studying organ with Jon Laukvik and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. Grant began organ study at age 11, and has had a passion for playing in church ever since then. Grant has served in Anglican churches for five years, serving at St. Thomas Episcopal and Palmer Memorial in Houston, and recently, Christ Church here in New Haven. Grant earned his BMus with Ken Cowan at Rice University, graduating Cum Laude and with Distinction in Research and Creative Work. Winner of the First and Audience prizes at the 2017 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in Hartford, CT, Grant was a semifinalist at the Longwood International Organ Competition in June of 2019. Grant has a passion for enhancing the liturgy with music, and is thrilled to serve at ECY this year.