Paul Dingle began his musical journey studying harpsichord and early music in England with Valda Aveling and Edgar Hunt at Trinity College London. A Bachelor of Music degree in musicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland followed, then a Master's Performance degree in piano at Brandon University. Upon returning to his native Newfoundland, he founded and was Artistic Director and Conductor of the Terra Nova Chamber Players, a professional orchestra specializing in Baroque music. Paul was also a composer and performer in the experimental multimedia groups Fusion and PDP, ensembles dedicated to high-technology arts productions involving analog, digital and hybrid synthesis, as well as a contributor to Sound Symposium, a biannual festival of new music, art and dance. Paul's first recording for CBC FM radio broadcast in 1976 as a young pianist was his introduction to the world of audio and recording technology, an experience that has become a lifelong passion. Later studies in recording technology, acoustics and psychoacoustics led to a research interest in the historical interface between music and technology, and how the two have always been inextricably entwined in the formation of new styles, form, content, perception, medium and sense of narrative.
Paul's currently active as a performer, conductor, clinician, adjudicator and teacher, and is in high demand as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach. As a member of the Faculty of Music at Algoma University, Paul teaches music history, popular culture, orchestral and choral conducting, piano, audio arts and gaming audio technology. He is also Co-Director of The Northern Arts Academy and Organis and Choirmaster at Central United Church in Sault Ste Marie.