Paul Zeller is currently a student at the University of Idaho, where he is pursuing a master of music degree in piano performance under the tutelage of Dr. Roger McVey. He holds a bachelor of music in piano performance from Concordia College in Moorhead MN, where he studied under Dr. Jay Hershberger.
While studying in Idaho, Paul has competed in several competitions and participated in local piano organizations. During the 2015-16 school year, Paul won the University of Idaho concerto competition, through which he was able to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the University of Idaho Orchestra. Paul was selected to perform in the honors recitals for the North Idaho Piano festival in the fall, as well as for adjudications in the spring. Finally, he participated in the MTNA Idaho division piano competition, in which he received an honorable mention.
Paul is also active as a teacher in his school and community. He ran his first studio while working towards his undergraduate degree, teaching students from his neighborhood. While at the University of Idaho for his master’s degree, Paul manages his own private studio in addition to teaching introductory piano classes at the university.