Paul Nesheim is an associate professor of music and the director of choral activities at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he conducts three choirs and teaches choral conducting. He is also the artistic director of the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale and the conductor of the Senior Choir at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead.
During the 2009-10 academic year, Dr. Nesheim was a visiting associate professor of music and conductor of the Concert Choir at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. He has also served on the faculties of Concordia College in Moorhead and Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He has held positions conducting high school, church, and community choirs in Minnesota, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
Dr. Nesheim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from St. Olaf College, a Master of Music degree in choral music from Arizona State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Arizona. He has studied conducting with Maurice Skones, Douglas McEwen, Kenneth Jennings and Miles Johnson. Nesheim is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, and is a frequent clinician and guest conductor for high school festival and honor choirs. He is a published composer and the author of Building Beautiful Voices, a book of vocalization methods and materials published by the Roger Dean Publishing Company.