As director of choral studies at the University of Delaware, Paul D. Head directs the University Chorale and community-based Schola Cantorum. He also serves as the chair of the Department of Music. Dr. Head is a native Californian where he taught in the public schools for eight years before completing his Master of Music in Conducting and Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Oklahoma. His choirs have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe and have received consistently high acclaim for their musical artistry, including the Grand Prix Award at the 2007 Estonian Choral Competition.
Dr. Head maintains an active presence as conductor and guest clinician, having conducted All-State choirs in ten states in addition to professional appearances throughout the United States. This year, Dr. Head will serve as a guest conductor and/or adjudicator in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. His choirs have made frequent appearances on American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) national (2005) and regional (2002, 2008, 2010) conventions. As an active researcher and pedagogue, he is published in several books and publications, and he is co-editor of Case Studies in Music Education (GiA; 2005) and a contributing author in The School Choral Program (GIA; 2008). He is currently editing the middle school choral edition of Teaching Music Through Performance, due for publication later this year.
As an active member of the ACDA, Dr. Head has held various leadership positions at state, regional and national levels. He also holds membership in Phi Mu Alpha, and Pi Kappa Lambda (the National Music Honor Society). He currently resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife of twenty-five years, and he is the father of three children, all of whom are in college.