Paul Klemme is presently in his 16th year as Artistic Director of the Willamette Master Chorus. His full-time position is Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem, Oregon, where he conducts four choirs and serves as parish organist. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Washington and was a member of the Washington State University faculty from 1988-1997. He also served as conductor of the Washington-Idaho Symphony Chorale in Pullman, Washington from 1990-1996 and the Spokane Symphony Chorale from 1997-1998. In addition to his busy schedule of organ performances, he is a member of Oregon Bach Festival Chorus. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Willamette University where he directs Male Ensemble Willamette and teaches organ.