St. Paul's Music Page
From our New
Music Director, Paul Thomas!
Warm greetings to everyone at St. Paul's
church! I look forward to meeting you all in person very soon, but for now I'll
introduce myself in written form.
I am beginning my second year at the Yale School of Music and Institute of
Sacred Music in the Master of Music program in organ, where I study with Thomas
Murray. My wife, Meredith, and I live in New Haven with our "Westie" named
Rigby. We are both from North Carolina, and met as undergraduates in the music
program at Furman University, in Greenville, SC, where I earned a Bachelor of
Music degree in organ performance.
In addition to my duties at St. Paul's, I am the organist and choirmaster of the
Episcopal Church at Yale, which is a parish in the Diocese of Connecticut and a
chaplaincy ministry for undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the
community. I am also a bass section leader in the Berkeley Divinity School
choir. When I am not practicing, writing papers, or leading rehearsals, I enjoy
playing golf, watching college football, and taking long walks with Meredith and
Rigby. I am excited to begin taking part in the life of this community of faith.
Thank you all for welcoming me into your church family!