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Music educator , researcher

Paul Thomas Henley, music educator, researcher. University fellowship, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1996-1999, Funding for Results award, Southwest Missouri State University, 2001, Music Educators Scholarship Foundation, 1990, scholar, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1992.


Henley, Paul Thomas was born on December 2, 1966 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. Son of Gerald Dennis and Nadene Audrey Henley.


Bachelor of Music, University of South Dakota, 1985—1989. Master of Arts in education, fine arts and humanities, Chadron State College, 1990—1995. Doctor of Philosophy in music education, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1996—1999.


Director of bands Belle Fourche Indiana School District, South Dakota, 1989—1991, Chadron City Schools, Nebraska, 1991—1994, Wahlert High School, Dubuque, Iowa, 1994—1996. Assistant professor music University of Montana-Western, 1999—2000. Assistant professor of music Southwest Missouri State University, 2000—2003.

Teaching and learning specialist Texas State Teachers Association National Education Association, since 2003. Chair Missouri Society of Music Teacher Education, since 2000. Membership coordinator MayDay Group, since 2001.

Advisor Student Missouri National Education Association, 2002—2003. Member district academic advisory committee Pflugerville Indiana School District, Texas, member professional development committee, member calendar committee.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book reviews) Choral Journal. Member editorial committee Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, since 2002. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Parent-Teachers Association. Member academic advisory committee Pflugerville Indiana School District. Member youth committee Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pilvergville, Texas.

Choir conductor St. Richard's Episcopalian Church. Member of Heatherwilde Homeowners Association (board member), National Staff Organization, Professional Staff Association, Texas State Teachers Association, Association of Supervision of Curriculum Development, MayDay Group (membership coordinator 2001-2002), National Education Association, American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Pi Kappa Lambda.


Married DeAnn Francis Lybeck, August 4, 1990. Children: Victoria Ann, Micah Gerald, Katrina Louis.

Gerald Dennis

Nadene Audrey Henley

DeAnn Francis Lybeck

Victoria Ann Henley

Micah Gerald Henley

Katrina Louis Henley