Paul Palmer started playing violin in the 5th grade. At the age of 14, he went to a music camp in Wichita Falls where he participated in a master class with Paul Rolland. Mr. Rolland then invited him to attend the National Academy of Arts in Champaign, IL, where he studied violin and played viola in the orchestra and in chamber music. After graduation he attended the University of Illinois for three semesters, until Mr. Rolland's untimely death.
After Illinios, Paul moved back to Dallas and completed his studies at SMU. Paul toured Europe with The New York Harlem Theater Ensemble, playing Carmen Jones for 9 months in 11 countries. He has played with The Dallas Opera, the Tulsa Opera, the Utah Festival Opera, the Spoleto Festval, the American Institute of Musicological Studies in Graz, Austria and in symphonies in the north Texas area including Amarillo, Shreveport, Waco, Longview, Texarkana, and Wichita Falls among others.
When Paul isn't practicing, he enjoys playing contract bridge and chess and studying foreign languages.