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With the EXCITING ADDITION of our newest program - YAAJunior for middle school students - comes the introduction of a new team member - Paul Heinemann!

Paul is known for his tremendous gift of connecting with middle school adolescents, and his energy and enthusiasm have inspired his students to achieve at high levels. He has been invited to serve as a guest conductor for numerous middle school honors choruses as well as a guest clinician and adjudicator for festivals throughout Maryland. Most recently, he finished his 9th and final year as the Middle School Honors Chorus director for Montgomery County. Additionally, Paul has also served as an artistic and musical director at the middle and high school levels at Kensington Arts Theatre.

Paul is the choral director at Rocky Hill Middle School in Clarksburg, MD where he has taught for 17 years and grown the program to five school day choirs. He was recognized with the Montgomery County Gazette’s Favorite teacher award in 2011, and his choral program was awarded the ‘Program of Excellence’ award from the Maryland Music Educators Association in 2012. Paul’s choirs have consistently earned superior ratings at county, state and interstate festivals and competitions and they have performed as a demonstration chorus for multiple MMEA conferences. 

Welcome to the YAA family, Paul!