Paul Nitsch, D.M.A.
Dr. Paul Nitsch is the Carolyn G. McMahon Professor of Music and the Macavity Artist-in Residence at Queens. He teaches piano, and is a concertizing performer. He has performed most recently in the eastern United States and in Portugal, Austria and Italy.
Dr. Nitsch was awarded two Fulbright Foreign Study grants for study in Vienna, Austria, at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Hochschulr für Musik and Darstellende Kunst), and has studied with highly recognized teachers and musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Walter Hautzig, Anne Epperson and George Crumb.
He also served for more than 30 years as artistic director for Friends of Music at Queens, is past pianist-in-residence and assistant director of the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Virginia, artistic director of the Fontana Concert Society in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and executive director of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival at Warren-Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
His hobby—as well as profession—is playing chamber music, and he enjoys cooking.
D.M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music
M.Mus., B.Mus., Peabody Conservatory of Music