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Paul Arnold, conductor

Paul Arnold

Paul Arnold completed a Master of Fine Arts in Conducting at Bard College in 2008, New York, where he studied conducting with Harold Farberman. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto, and studied composition with Gary Kulesha, Ka Nin Chan and Christos Hatzis.

Paul founded and directed the Queen’s University Chamber Orchestra and Queen’s University Chamber Choir from 2004-2007 and premiered several works including A Spritual Odyssey. In 2007, Daniel Bolshoy premiered Paul’s Rideau Waterway Guitar Suite as part of the 175th anniversary of the Rideau Canal. Paul directed the Gananoque Choral Society from 2008-2011 and premiered choral music arrangements for several concerts including Beatlemania and Canadian Folk Music. From 2011-2013, Paul directed the North Grenville Concert Choir (NCGG) in productions of Handel’s Messiah and Guys and Dolls.

Paul played cello in the Kanata Symphony, Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and Divertimento Orchestra. Paul has recorded 3 studio CDs including Divine Guitar, Weddings for Flute and Guitar and most recently, Paul & Friends Traditional Christmas with musicians from the Kanata Symphony.

Paul lives in Kars with his wife Beverly and two daughters Micaela and Madelyn. Paul works as a Financial Advisor for CIBC Imperial Service.

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