Dr. Phyllis Paul

Dean CCAC

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PhD, Florida State University.

Phyllis M. Paul is Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication and Professor in the Dana School of Music.  Dr. Paul received the B.M. degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University and the M.M. and Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University.  She holds a certificate in music in special education and master class certification in Orff-Schulwerk.


An active clinician, she has given workshops and research presentations across the United States. Her research interests include children's aesthetic experiences with music, music teacher preparation and continuing education, and pre-school at-risk populations.  Articles have been published in the Journal of Music Therapy, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, and General Music Today.  She is co-author of the text, Winds and Hymns: Resource Guide to Hymns, Chorales, and Spirituals in Select Wind Band Literature, published by Meredith Music.  She is a past Chair of the NAfME Affective SRIG and previously served as the Northwest Division Representative for the NAfME Early Childhood SRIG.