Paul Templon

Adjunct Music Faculty

Contact Information

  • 251-6432
  • 043 Lipinsky Hall

Paul received a Bachelor of Music in Performance with majors in Voice and Piano and minors in Flute and Conducting from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music.  While attending Shenandoah, he studied Voice with Andre Aerne and Piano with Henry Black.  During his time at The University of West Virginia where he studied with David Lloyd, he was offered the chance to become an apprentice artist with The Lake George Opera Company.  Paul worked for The Lake George Opera Company as Singer, Coach, and Assistant Director for 5 years.  He finished his Master of Arts degree from Marshall University where he studied with Jane Hobson and Paul Balshaw.  After teaching and performing for a number of years, he began studies towards a Doctorate in Education and Philosophy at Dayton University.

During and upon completion of his education, Paul performed Jazz, Folk, Sacred, Music Theatre, recitals and Opera.  While with The Lake George Opera Company, he performed in a number of world premieres, The Taming of The Shrew, Mt. Olympus, Elephant Steps, and Young Goodman Brown.  Other Opera companies where he has been singer, coach and choral conductor are Dayton Opera, Michigan Opera, West Virginia Opera Co., and Asheville Lyric Opera.   He has had leading roles in Carousel, The Fantastics, and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few.  Paul has always had his own private studio where he taught, piano, voice, theory and flute.

For the last ten years he has been teaching in the music dept. for UNCA.  He is Choir Master and Organist for St. John’s Episcopal Church.  During his time in Asheville, he has been soloist for several choral groups and Music Director for Childrens’ Theatre Performances.


M.A., Marshall University