He started playing violin when he was four-years-old and has performed with various orchestras in concert halls from Buffalo to Prague. His orchestral endeavors have led him to perform with Yo-Yo Ma, Jeffrey Khaner, Sean Duggan, Julia Wedman and Marjean Olson. In addition to his curricular orchestral ensembles at SUNY Fredonia, Lam has also performed with the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, Southern Tier Symphony, and Western New York Chamber Orchestra.
Through active participation of campus media, he has been able to interview national figures from various disciplines like Dawn Upshaw, Michael Eric Dyson, Ryan Kahn, Michael Ludwig and Wendy Corsi-Staub. He is an active member at WNYF-TV, The Leader and Fredonia Radio Systems