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.
Paul 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, Paul will design and teach a new course during Spring Semester 2016: Understanding Non-verbal Communication – for Teachers, Performers, and Presenters.
In January of 2016, the Ohio University Women’s Ensemble will perform for the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati. In addition, Paul will present 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 31st year of music teaching, Paul has served on the faculties of Heidelberg University, Northwest Missouri State University, and Northern Arizona University. Paul previously taught high school choral music for 17 years in Arizona and Oregon. He 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 and Ohio and as an adjudicator at the regional and state level for the Florida Vocal Association. Paul is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, the Ohio Music Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education.