Paul assumed the role of the GTCYS librarian in the fall of 2017, bringing a wealth of experience and enthusiasm from a freelance career as a performer, educator, and pedagogue. Paul has performed on clarinet with groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Mill City Opera, Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, and with members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Paul was a music library assistant with the Minnesota Orchestra from 2010 to 2017, and has previously held teaching positions at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Southwest Minnesota State University, the University of North Dakota and St. Cloud State University.
Paul received his D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities after earning a M.M. from Arizona State University and a B.M. from Kansas State University. He continues to freelance throughout the Twin Cities as well as teaching clarinet and saxophone at Concordia University and St. Joseph’s School of Music in St. Paul. In his free time, Paul can be found cycling down one of the many bike trails throughout the area and chasing after his daughter.