Paul Christopher

Paul Christopher 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.

From 1989 to 2004 he was Principal Cello of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Opera, and a member of the Premier String Quartet.  Simultaneously, from 1993 to 1999 he also served as Adjunct Lecturer of Low Strings at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  In 2005 Mr. Christopher joined the string faculty at Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSULA) in Natchitoches, where he serves as Associate Professor of Cello and Music Theory.  In the summers of 1993-2014 he performed as Assistant Principal Cello with the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Mr. Christopher has appeared as clinician and guest artist throughout Louisiana, as well as, in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá, and South Korea. His original articles have been published in American String Teacher, Bass World, The Jacques Offenbach Society Newsletter and Strings.

As a member of the Nashville String Machine Mr. Christopher has recorded with artists such as Faith Hill, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Springsteen and George Strait.  He is currently recording the cello duos of Jacques Offenbach, with seven CD’s available on the Human Metronome label. For more information visit:

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