Paul Christopher is Associate Professor of Low Strings and Music Theory at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Memphis. In the summers he served as Assistant Principal Cello with the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. Mr. Christopher has performed guest artist recitals in Arkansas, Florida, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá, and South Korea. He has presented and performed at conferences in Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina and Ohio. Mr. Christopher’s articles have been published in the Jacques Offenbach Society Newsletter, Strings, American String Teacher, and Bass World. He has appeared on numerous recordings as a member of the Nashville String Machine with artists such as Faith Hill, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Springsteen and George Strait. He has also recorded works by contemporary composers Dinos Constaninides, Don Freund and Mark Prince Lee as well as seven CDs for the Human Metronome label devoted to the cello music of Jacques Offenbach (paulchristophercello.com).