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Paul Speiser

Paul Speiser

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Paul Speiser is a baritone, choral conductor, and award-winning music educator who holds multiple appointments at NYU Steinhardt in Choral Arts, Music Education, and Voice Performance. In addition to conducting NYU Chorale and the Vocal Performance Chorale, Dr. Speiser works closely with emerging teachers in NYU Steinhardt’s Music Education Program, teaching courses in vocal music education as well as coordinating and mentoring their student teaching experiences. A teaching artist, he also maintains a studio of voice majors.

As a performer, he appears on the world premiere recording of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play by Michael Friedman, which was released in 2023. Dr. Speiser can also be heard on Luminous Voices’ recording of Artem Vedel’s sacred Ukrainian choral concertos, released in 2021, as both a soloist and member of the ensemble. His vast experience performing with professional choral ensembles includes appearances with the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale, Spire Ensemble, Fuma Sacra, Kinnara Ensemble, Spoleto Festival USA, and Lincoln Center Festival. Favorite solo performances include Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Schlendrian in J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, William in Phillip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher, and Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

He earned degrees from Lawrence University (BM), Westminster Choir College (MM), and NYU (PhD).



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