Our Musical Director
Paul Hurst is an internationally known vocal coach, pianist, and
harpist. He began his formal piano training when he was five years
old and was teaching, composing, conducting choirs and orchestras,
and playing piano and organ professionally by 17. He became a church
organist and took up the harp at age 19. Early in his career, Mr.
Hurst was privileged to perform on the harp at Caesar’s Palace in
Las Vegas with Diana Ross, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ann Margaret, Tom Jones,
and other stars. In addition, he has directed more than 50 musical
theatre productions in the Bay Area and southern California, arranged
hundreds of pieces for instrumental ensembles, performed concerts
on harp and piano throughout the U.S., Japan, and Europe, produced
a dozen of his own recordings, and led a community chorus in Los
Angeles. Mr. Hurst has taught vocal technique, harp, and piano to
students in the Bay Area, southern California, and Santa Fe for many
You can read more about Mr. Hurst at www.harpmusic.com.
His musical interests range from medieval chants and madrigals to
Broadway, jazz, and swing.