A Bellingham resident and Washington native, Wade is a graduate of Western Washington University, with degrees in Piano and French. He furthered his studies in piano, vocal accompaniment and opera coaching in Salzburg and Graz, Austria. Wade began his post graduate organ studies at Pacific Lutheran University, where he was one of four organists chosen nationally to perform in the international symposium, The Organ in the New Millennium. He holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature from the University of Notre Dame, and Germany’s highest degree in Organ Performance from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Germany. Wade is a multi-faceted performer, pianist, organist, and accompanist who has performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest and throughout Europe. He has been a church musician since the age of 13, and leading people in worship is one of his greatest joys in life.