Thatcher Lyman holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, OH, the University of York, England, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he is pursuing a DMA degree in Organ Performance with David Higgs. His past organ teachers include Hans Davidsson, James David Christie, and Haskell Thomson. In 2009, Thatcher received Eastman’s Gerald Barnes Award for Excellence in Pipe Organ. He was a finalist for the 2010 John R. Rodland Memorial Scholarship and received third prize in the 2012 AGO NYACOP. He is Director of Music at The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word and Assistant Director of the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church, both in downtown Rochester, NY.