Paul Byssainthe, Jr. is an accomplished, award-winning organist, pianist, conductor, and composer. A native of Long Island, NY, he currently serves as the Choral Director & Organist at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, MD, and as Interim Minister of Music at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD. Paul is a graduate of Andrews University, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and the Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting, studying with Kenneth Logan in Organ, and Claudio Gonzalez and Stephen Zork in Conducting.
An active performer in the Atlantic region, Paul has performed solo concerts at the Franciscan Monastery and Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C), and at St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church Wall Street (NYC), in addition to featured performances as part of the Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and currently serves as the Dean of the DC Chapter. Paul is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance at Peabody, where he holds the Dean’s Fellowship.