Paul French

Paul French is Music Director at Chicago's Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where he leads a thriving choral program for both children and adults.  For twelve seasons he was music director of the William Ferris Chorale, the acclaimed Chicago-based professional choral ensemble which specialized in performances of 20th and 21st century works. 

Mr. French has studied composition, chant, conducting and organ at St. John’s University (Collegeville, MN), Northwestern University and the Pontificio Instituto di Musica Sacra in Rome. A composer of more than 200 instrumental and choral works including pieces for adult and children’s choirs, voice, organ, brass and orchestra, he has also held lengthy tenures National Association of Pastoral Musicians Choir Director Institutes and served as the long-time Director of Choral Recordings for World Library Publications.  Paul French is also the President of the American Federation of Pueri Cantores, and is editor of the Pueri Cantores Choral Series of distinguished choral literature for youth choirs published by GIA Publications.