Paul grew up in Illinois and began playing the tuba in his sixth-grade band. He has completed studies in tuba performance at the University of Illinois (B.M.), the University of New Mexico (M.M.), and at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (D.M.). His experience includes the New Mexico Brass Quintet, Santa Fe Symphony Brass Quintet, The King’s Brass, the Walt Disney Collegiate All-Star Band, Harvey Phillips Tuba Company, as well as a number of symphony orchestras. Paul has also been a featured soloist at International and Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences. He is Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul is a Buffet Group USA Tuba Artist performing on Besson, B&S, and Meinl Weston tubas.