Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
a charm to gaiety, and
fire to everything.
It is the essence of order and leads
to all that is just and beautiful.
- Plato

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Biography

A short biographical sketch of me is provided below.  For those of you who need the information for publicity materials, the information is available in text format.

Paul began ringing handbells in 1974, and continues to pursue his hobby as a director, clinician, festival conductor and composer.  Currently he is serving as the Music Director for Encore!, a community handbell ensemble based in Oshkosh, WI.  He has served as the Handbell Program coordinator at First Presbyterian Church, Neenah WI; conductor of Rezound!, an auditioned community handbell ensemble located in the Kansas City area; and was the Director of Handbell Ministries at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, NC for four and a half years.  For six and a half years he served as the Assistant Director of the Raleigh Ringers, an auditioned community handbell ensemble which he helped to form.  He has also directed an adult handbell choir at First Baptist Church in Cary, NC; youth, adult and children handbell choirs at First Baptist Church in Matthews, NC.

Paul enjoys composing and has won several composition contests.  He presently has approximately ninety published compositions.

For Area 3 of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc., he has served as the North Carolina State Chairman, Secretary, and Chairman.  For Area 7 he is currently serving as the website administrator.

Paul is employed by Schneider National as an Enterprise Application Integration Engineer within the Information Technology department.  He received a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Mathematics from North Carolina State University.

He makes his home in De Pere, Wisconsin with his wife, Sue, his two daughters, Sarah and Alyssa, their two Boston Terriers, Calvin and Hobbes, and their Frenchton, Webster.

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