Paul Byssainthe, Jr. is an accomplished organist, conductor, and composer. A native of New York, he has been involved in music since a young age. He was a multiple winner in the International Concert Alliance Piano Competition as well as the Piano Teachers’ Congress of New York Piano Competition. He 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. His major teachers were Kenneth Logan in Organ, and Claudio Gonzalez and Stephen Zork in Conducting. During his time at Andrews, he served as a Graduate Conducting Assistant, conducting works by Tchaikovsky, Barber, Brahms, and Operatic scores of Verdi. He recently served as Organist and Choir Director at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Brooklyn, NY, and as Piano Instructor for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Keys of Inspiration Program at PS 46 in Harlem, NY. As a Composer, he has written several short pieces, and works extensively as an Arranger and Orchestrator for various recording projects.