Interim Director of Choral Activities & Artist Voice Faculty
Strauss Performing Arts Center | Office 266
phone: (402) 554-3314
Paul Koenig has served in the UNO music department as a private voice instructor since 2007. He is adding the position of Interim Director of Choral Activities for the 2014 -15 year.
Mr. Koenig earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA and his Master of Music Education from Vandercook College of Music, Chicago, IL. He has served several public school districts as an instrumental music instructor including South Sioux City, NE for seventeen years until moving to Omaha in 1996. Since then he taught instrumental music for Omaha Public Schools and served as Minister of Music at Dundee Presbyterian Church for over eleven years. He presented and conducted several major musical works at the church including The Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn, Requiem by Faure, Christmas Oratorio by Saints-Saens, and The Messiah by Handel.
Mr. Koenig also has performed with several area musical organizations including Opera Omaha and Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum. He has performed the tenor solos in The Messiah for the annual Voices of Omaha presentation for many years.
Past teaching experiences also include private voice instructor at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD and both Creighton and Grace University in Omaha.
Paul lives in the Dundee area of Omaha with his wife Janet, an elementary teacher for the Elkhorn, NE public schools. They have two daughters; Aimee, a medical student at UNMC in Omaha and Erika, a recent graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN.