Part-time Contract Faculty Member
Paul Dingle began undergraduate studies in harpsichord and early music in England under Valda Aveling and Edgar Hunt at Trinity College London. He completed a Bachelor of Music degree in musicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1982, and a Master’s Performance degree in piano at Brandon University in 1984. Upon his return to his native Newfoundland in that year, he founded and was Artistic Director and Conductor of the Terra Nova Chamber Players, a professional orchestra specializing in Baroque music. Between 1980 and 1990, Paul was a composer and performer in the experimental multimedia group Fusion, an ensemble dedicated to high-technology arts productions involving analog, digital and hybrid synthesis, as well as a contributor to the International Sound Symposium, a biannual festival of new music, art, and dance. He is currently active as a performer, conductor, clinician, adjudicator and teacher. As an Adjunct Professor at Algoma University, Paul has taught music history, popular culture, orchestral and choral conducting and piano since 1992. He is also an instructor of piano and theory at Algoma Conservatory, and Organist & Choirmaster at Central United Church in Sault Ste. Marie.
Paul’s first recording for CBC FM radio broadcast in 1976 as a young pianist was his introduction to the world of audio and recording technology, an experience that has become a lifelong passion. Later studies in recording technology, acoustics and psychoacoustics led to a research interest in the historical interface between music and technology, and how the two have always been inextricably entwined in the formation of new styles, form, content, perception, medium and sense of narrative.