Phyllis M. Paul is Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Oregon, where she joined the faculty in 2003. Paul teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood and elementary music education, music for special learners, and research methods.
An active clinician, Paul 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. Her articles have appeared in several leading journals, including 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 currently Chair of the MENC Affective SRIG and Northwest Division Representative for the MENC Early Childhood SRIG.
She holds the B.M. from Lenoir-Rhyne College and an M.M. and Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University.