Praised as “a refined and elegant performer” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Paula Maust performs extensively as a harpsichordist and organist across the United States as a soloist, chamber musician, and church musician. Her diverse musical career focuses on historical performance practice and combines her distinct interests in performance, pedagogy, and scholarship. Paula is a co-director of Burning River Baroque, a founding member of Musica Spira, and the music director at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Glen Burnie. She also regularly collaborates with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Baroque Band, El Fuego Fire, and New Comma Baroque.
As an educator, Paula teaches masterclasses and presents engaging lectures to introduce people to the harpsichord and historical performance practice. In addition to teaching music theory courses at Towson University, she teaches organ and harpsichord at UMBC. She was also a music theory and ear training graduate teaching assistant at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Paula was recently awarded the Dean’s DMA Fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in harpsichord at the Peabody Institute. She earned master of music degrees in harpsichord and organ from Peabody and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively. She completed a bachelor of music degree in church music and organ at Valparaiso University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was an associate scholar in the interdisciplinary honors college. Her teachers have included Adam Pearl, Webb Wiggins, Todd Wilson, and Lorraine Brugh. Further information can be found at her website: www.paulamaust.com.
D.M.A Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (Anticipated May 2020)
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M. Valparaiso University