Paula Zerkle

Updated January 24, 2019 |

Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle is Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Music at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she conducts the Moravian College Choir, Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Vocalis, a small a cappella choral ensemble. She also teaches conducting and musicianship.

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Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle is Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Music at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She conducts Moravian College Choir, Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Vocalis, a small a cappella choral ensemble. She teaches conducting and musicianship and for over 15 years has been the faculty advisor to Delta Omicron, an international music honors fraternity. Zerkle is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B. A. in Music and French. She received two M. M. degrees in choral and orchestral conducting from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has a doctorate in choral music from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Zerkle is an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor for choral festivals, competitions, and workshops in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. She has been nominated for two awards by the Conductors’ Guild. Zerkle was a member of the board of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association for two years, where she organized the annual World Music Honor Choir. Before coming to Moravian, she taught and conducted at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.

Teaching

Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Music, Moravian College

Education

D.M. Choral Music, Indiana University

M.M. Conducting, State University of New York at Stony Brook

B.A. Music and French, University of California at Berkeley

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