Studies: BM, University of South Florida (1988), MM (1990) and DMA (2001) University of Texas at Austin
Website: Paul Bissell's Homepage
Paul Bissell earned his Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida and both Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He played guitar and piano through high school before finding percussion which was the main thrust of both his first and second college degrees. During his years in school, he also began composing works for soloists and ensembles and this interest culminated in his DMA in Composition award in 2001.
At the age of 26, Dr. Bissell began teaching percussion and music technology at Louisiana Tech University. In 1997, he came to Del Mar College where his responsibilities were similar. Now Associate Professor, Bissell is in charge of the Sound Recording Technology program at Del Mar. His percussion and technology related articles can be found in issues of Sound on Sound, Drumhead, and Percussive Notes among others. Dr. Bissell teaches all the music technology core components of the degree and is author of the Audio Engineering I text book.
Works for Percussion
The Alabados Song - Marimba; with Tape
The Alabados Song (Percussion Ens. Ver.) - Marimba; Percussion Octet
The Alabados Song (Wind Ens. Ver.) - Marimba; Wind Ensemble
Archipelago - Multiple Percussion; Flute
The Butterfly - Marimba
Equal Fire - Percussion Sextet
Hangar 84 - Marimba; with Tape
Monster Mudder Truck Pull - Percussion Trio
The Three Hoaxes - Marimba; Clarinet, Cello