Paul Palmer

Paul Palmer started playing violin in the 5th grade.  At the age of 14, he went to a music camp at Midwestern State University where he participated in a master class with Paul Rolland.  Mr. Rolland then invited him to attend the National Academy of Arts in Champaign, IL where he studied violin and played viola in the orchestra and  in chamber music.  After graduation, he attended the University of Illinois for 3 semesters.  After Mr. Rolland’s untimely death, he moved back to Dallas and completed his studies at SMU.  Paul toured Europe with The New York Harlem Theater Ensemble, playing Carmen Jones for 9 months in 11 countries.  He has played with The Dallas Opera, the Tulsa Opera, the Utah Festival Opera, the Spoleto Festival/Festival Dei Due Mondi, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria,  and symphonies in the north Texas area including Amarillo, Shreveport, Waco Longview, Texarkana, Tyler, Oklahoma City and Lawton, OK among others.  He has a teaching studio of about 50 students in the Plano ISD.  When hot practicing, Paul enjoys studying foreign languages and playing contract bridge and chess.  He is an active member in his church orchestra at the Cathedral of Hope, United Church of Christ.