Paul Mayhew joined the faculty of the Ohio University School of Music as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education in 2013. He conducts the Ohio University Women's Ensemble, the Ohio University Choral Union, teachers courses in music education, and serves as the coordinator of the Music Education Division.
Dr. Mayhew is a 2015-2016 recipient of the University Professor Award for Outstanding Teaching, given annually to four Ohio University faculty members. As part of this award, he designed and taught a new course during 2016: Understanding Non-verbal Communication – for Teachers, Performers, and Presenters.
In January of 2016, the Ohio University Women’s Ensemble was honored with an invited performance for the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati. Under his direction, the Women’s Ensemble has grown to 106 members. The Ohio University Choral Union has grown to 125 members and has recently performed Mozart’s Requiem, Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem,Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Bach’s Magnificat.
Dr. Mayhew has recently presented sessions on developing musicianship in choral singers at the OMEA conference, the Southwest Division Conference of American Choral Directors Association in Kansas City, KS and the Southern Division Conference of American Choral Directors Association in Chattanooga,TN.
Now in his 32nd year of music teaching, Dr. Mayhew has served on the faculties of Heidelberg University, Northwest Missouri State University, and Northern Arizona University. He previously taught high school choral music for 17 years in Arizona and Oregon. Dr. Mayhew has presented research at the National In-Service Conference of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and at state conferences in Ohio, Kansas and South Carolina. He has served as a choral clinician for honor choirs in Oregon, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, Florida, Kansas and Ohio and as an adjudicator at the regional and state level for the Florida Vocal Association.
Dr. Mayhew is a active member of the American Choral Director’s Association, the Ohio Music Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education.
Ph.D., Music Education, Florida State University
MM, Choral Conducting, Northern Arizona University
BM, Music Education, University of Arizona