Dr. Paul Abegg has served on the Saint George Arts Commission since 2009. He is a Professor of Music at Dixie State University where he is the Director of String Studies as well as the Dixie State Symphony Orchestra (DSSO). Dr. Abegg has presented master classes and served as an adjudicator throughout the United States. His students have won awards and have been accepted at prestigious music schools and festivals such as Boston Conservatory, Michigan State University, National Orchestral Institute and Brevard Music Center.
As a soloist he has performed throughout the United States as well as in Japan, Brazil, France, England, and Malaysia. His Chamber music experience includes studies at Kneisel Hall (ME), and performances with the Colson String Ensemble in France. He served as concertmaster of the Southwest Symphony for five years. Other orchestral experience includes performances with the Lansing, Jackson, Flint, Kalamazoo, Flagstaff, Utah, Ballet West, Phoenix, Spokane, and the Malaysia Philharmonic orchestras. In 2007 he performed in the Northwest Bach Festival under the direction of Gunther Schuller. His participation in orchestra festivals include the Gilmore Piano Competition Orchestra (MI), Pine Mountain Music Festival (MI), Brevard Music Center, (NC), National Orchestral Institute (MD), Great Music West Festival (UT), Bear Lake Music Festival(UT), and the Grand Teton Music Festival Seminar, (WY).
Dr. Abegg has recorded extensively for film and television scores. He has performed with Celtic Woman, Manheim Steam Roller, Donny Osmond, Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole, and Marvin Hamlisch and classical artists which include Audra McDonald, Leon Fleisher, Marilyn Horne, Peter Serkin, Ellen Zwilich, Fredricka Von Stade, Mark O’Connor, Peter Schickele, Elmar Oliveira, Cathleen Battle, and Gil Shaham.