Paul Raheb is a native Californian who is an active conductor, voice teacher, guest conduction, lecturer and performing vocal artist. Ensembles under his baton have performed throughout the United States, Austria, Finland, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, and the People’s Republic of China.
Mr. Raheb is on the music faculty at Golden West High School, where he serves at the Director of Vocal Music and Musical Theater. He has been honored to have been selected to conduct before both California and Western Division American Choral Directors Association Conferences with his Golden West Choirs. In addition to his work at the high school, Mr. Raheb has served on the vocal music faculty of the College of the Sequoias and the California Opera Association. His work with COA is as both as a lecturer and performer, where he shares his expertise with young artists on aspects of music through in-depth master-class series on International Phonetic Alphabet.
Mr. Raheb is a versatile performer both in front of and behind the podium. He is the founder and conductor of the Visalia Vocal Artists and Orchestra, and regularly performs both Oratorio and Opera roles throughout California including role of Bartolo (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro) with the Visalia Opera Company, Simone (Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi) and Baltazar (Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors) with the California Opera Association. Mr. Raheb has also guest conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica Citta’ di Grosseto for the Florence Youth Festival in Verdi’s Missa di Requiem.
Mr. Raheb has competed graduate studies toward his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Music Education at Boston University. He holds a Masters of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Conducting from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he graduated with high academic honors. Mr. Raheb received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Conducting from Chapman University in Orange, California where he was named a Liberace Foundation Scholar.