Paul Thurmond enjoys performing in a wide variety of styles and settings. A native of Winder, Georgia, he earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Berry College and a Master of Music in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with John Wustman. As a recital accompanist he has performed with such artists as Howard Klug, Elizabeth Mannion, Alexa Still and William Warfield. As pianist and organist for the Atlanta Boy Choir Paul has toured the United States and Europe. He has worked as a collaborative artist at regional and international conventions for flute, saxophone, tuba and voice, and has served on the faculties of Interlochen Arts Camp, Delta State University and The University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Now a resident of Cookeville, Paul is in high demand, teaching class piano students, coaching voice majors, playing keyboard for the Tennessee Tech Chorale and the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, accompanying many student and faculty recitals, conducting at the Cumberland County Playhouse, and directing the music program at Cookeville First Presbyterian Church.