Work experience

Work experience
2002 - Present

Founder & President

Paul Jones Music, Inc

A corporation of composers/musicians providing music for the 21st Century Church; recordings, sheet music, concerts, consulting, teaching, etc

2011 - Present

Founder & Artistic Director

Philadelphia Chamber Choir

The Philadelphia Chamber Choir is an exceptional group of 20-24 skilled singers. Their recording, "Hymns of Prayer" was released in 2013 and features the hymns of Eric J. Alexander & Paul S. Jones.

1997 - 2014

Organist & Music Director

Tenth Presbyterian Church

Led and expanded a $300,000 budget music program including six choirs, two chamber orchestras, children’s music education program (K-6th Grade), college music internship program, multiple staff, choral tours, concert series. Wrote Hymns for a Modern Reformation with James Montgomery Boice.

2003 - 2014

Founder & Artistic Director

Tenth Concert Series

Founder and led a concert series featuring local and nationally renowned artists in a 1,600-member, historic, urban church.

2008 - 2011

Assoc. Prof. of Choral Music (adjunct)

Temple University

Served as Director of Concert Choir and Women’s Choir, private teacher of graduate choral majors; lecturer in Renaissance and Baroque choral literature; choral graduate seminar; undergrad courses in conducting.


Jan 1995 - Jan 1999

Doctor of Music (DM in Choral Conducting)

Indiana University

Highest Honors (4.0), Doctoral Conducting Fellow, Conferral: 1999

Minor fields: Piano Performance and Music History

Dissertation: Insights into Johann Sebastian Bach’s Theology: Aspects of Lutheran Orthodoxy, Pietism, and Mysticism Displayed in Two Leipzig Cantatas: BWV 32 and BWV 80

Major Conducting teachers: Robert Porco, Jan Harrington, Thomas Dunn

Piano teacher: Menahem Pressler / Music History teacher: George J. Buelow

Aug 1992 - Aug 1993

Master of Music (MM in Piano Performance)

Indiana University

Highest Honors (4.0). Cognate field: Orchestral conducting

Piano teachers: Edward Auer, Menahem Pressler / Chamber music study with: Josef Gingold

Jan 1987 - Jan 1992

Bachelor of Music (BMus in Piano Performance & Composition) and Bachelor of Science (BS in Bible/Theology)

Philadelphia Biblical University

GPA: 3.98 / 4.0

Piano teacher: Samuel Hsu / Composition teacher: Ron Matthews







About Paul S. Jones

Canadian musician Paul S. Jones studied piano performance and composition as an undergraduate in Philadelphia. Simultaneously, he pursued a degree in Bible/theology. As a student of pianist Samuel Hsu, Paul S. Jones was recognized as a Presser Scholar and won his college's concerto competition. Accepted into Indiana University’s graduate school in Bloomington, Jones continued his musical education achieving a master of music in piano performance, studying with esteemed pianist and pedagogue Menahem Pressler. He also earned the doctor of music degree in choral conducting with minors in piano and music history, where his major teachers were Robert Porco, Jan Harrington, and Thomas Dunn. At Indiana he was awarded a doctoral fellowship by the university as well as a conducting grant from The Canada Council. His dissertation was titled Insights into Johann Sebastian Bach’s Theology: Aspects of Lutheran Orthodoxy, Pietism, and Mysticism Displayed in Two Leipzig Cantatas: BWV 32 and BWV 80.

Today, Dr. Jones is the president of Paul Jones Music, Inc., a company he founded in 2002. He collaborates with other composers and musicians to provide music for modern day churches. The company’s services include concerts, recordings, consulting, teaching, and sheet music. Paul Jones has performed and spoken in churches, universities, seminaries and conferences throughout the United States and Canada and has written two books on church music as well as numerous articles and chapters published in other books. His music is available through a wide variety of noted distributors including Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, and J.W. Pepper among others.