Paul Mayhew joined the faculty of the Ohio University School of Music as Assistant Professor of Music Education in 2013. He conducts the Ohio University Women’s Ensemble, The Ohio University Choral Union, and teaches courses in music education. Prior to his appointment at Ohio University, Mayhew served as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. At Heidelberg, he taught courses in music education, music history, and musicianship and conducted the University-Community Chorus and the Heidelberg Singing Collegians. At the collegiate level, Mayhew has also served as a Visiting Professor of Music at Northwest Missouri State University and at Northern Arizona University. Mayhew completed a Ph.D. in Music Education at Florida State University (2010). As a graduate assistant, he conducted the Tallahassee Community Chorus, The Florida State University Men’s Chorus, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Mayhew has taught choral music in the public schools for 17 years in Arizona and Oregon. The Oregon Symphony Association selected him as the 2004-2005 Music Educator of the Year. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Arizona (1985) and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Northern Arizona University (2000). During his time in Flagstaff, Mayhew was the Artistic Director of the Children's Chorale of Flagstaff and the Assistant Conductor of the Flagstaff Master Chorale.
Mayhew has presented research at the National In-Service Conference of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and at state conferences in Ohio and South Carolina. He has served as a choral clinician for honor choirs in Oregon, Arizona, Missouri, Florida and Ohio and as an adjudicator at the regional and state level for the Florida Vocal Association. Mayhew is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, the Ohio Music Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education.