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Paul has been involved in Liturgical music ministry for the past 35 years.  For the past 14 years he has been the Director of Music at St Patricks in Scottsdale, AZ. For 15 years before that he had been Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church also in Scottsdale, AZ.  Paul leads prayer concerts, workshops and retreats throughout  the U.S.  and Internationally. He has done many workshops and showcases of new music from OCP at the National Pastoral Musicians conventions each summer. Paul has 3 collections of his own Liturgical music. "Journey To You" "How Shall we know you?" and "Promise".  Some of these songs are included in the "Glory and Praise Comprehensive" and  "Spirit And Song" hymnals and also in Breaking Bread (OCP) and We Celebrate (WLP). 

"I Will Lift Up My Voice" a collection of sung Catholic Classics including Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, On Eagles Wings, and The Lords Prayer. He also has a children's CD called, "Songs of the Good Shepherd" with Music for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd RE program.

Raised in Evanston, Illinois, Paul now lives in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife, Nan, and their four children, Michael, Mary Claire, Madeline, and Peter. Julia, his youngest daughter, sadly died of a brain tumor four years ago. She bravely battled for 16months and was an inspiration to us all.  She was almost 13. The family released a CD in Honor of Julia titled "Towards Jesus" that included 2 songs that Julia wrote and songs that helped the family through this journey with her. The CD also includes original recordings that many Catholic artists and their publishers donated to raise money for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research.

He graduated Cum Laude with a degree in choral education from Arizona State University and completed training in the Corpus Christi Center for Advanced Liturgical studies in Phoenix.  Paul is also honored to sing the National Anthem for the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

To contact Paul about doing a workshop or concert or reordering music contact him through his website at paulhillebrand.com