Ralph Center for the Arts #15353
- MM, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
- BME, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
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Originally from Indiana, Paula completed her high school education at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Music Education with honors and a Master of Music degree (Flute Performance) with highest honors. While at IU, she was awarded the Bennard Opperman Memorial Scholarship for outstanding flute study and was the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artists Woodwind winner.
After graduation, Mrs. Humphreys taught instrumental music in Indiana and Texas before settling in Owensboro, Kentucky and teaching for 18 years in the Owensboro Public Schools. In 2007 she was selected as the Kentucky Music Education Association District II Teacher of the Year and in 2013 she was honored to be awarded the KMEA Middle School Teacher of the Year at the district and state level.
As an active musician in the community, Paula has served as director of the Owensboro Youth Symphony, organist/choir director at the Zion United Church of Christ, staff member at Summer Institute for Young Musicians and FlootFire in Evansville, Indiana. Currently, she enjoys playing flute for community events, playing chamber music with the Murphy Trio and the River City Winds, teaching flute at Kentucky Wesleyan and performing as a member of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.