Paul Chandley, Conductor, graduated with a degree in piano performance from the University of North Carolina and Master's and Doctoral degrees in performance from the University of Missouri and Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He is an experienced recitalist and the winner of a number of piano competitions including the International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition and the Czerny Foundation Piano Competition. He has been a coach pianist for singers at the Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway and has appeared with orchestras and opera houses around the world. He has taught at a number of institutions including the Mozart Conservatory in Austria, the Prince Regent Conservatory in Germany, and the New School for Social Research in New York City. Paul is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Central Carolina Symphony and Executive Director of the Trinity Music Academy.