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Music at Aquinas College

Dr. Paul Austin, D.M.A.

Paul Austin
Lecturer of Music- French Horn


As a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral player, and pedagogue, Paul Austin currently enjoys a multifaceted career.

Recipient of a 1995 Gilmore Emerging Artist grant, Paul Austin joined the Grand Rapids Symphony horn section in 1999. He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Tennessee Tech University, and was a Resident Artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Paul actively promotes historical instruments and is the author of A Modern Valve Horn Player's Guide to the Natural Horn. In 2015, he joined the faculty of Interlochen’s Adult Chamber Music Camp.

Paul Austin is President of ICSOM (International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians), an organization of the top 52 orchestras in the USA.

Courses Taught

  • French Horn