Paul L. Anderson II (PLA2) is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and completed his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). While at UNCP Paul was featured in numerous ensembles as a performer, soloist and guest conductor. He has performed at the North Carolina Music Educators Association conference and the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association conference. Other performance venues include the St. Louis Cathedral (New Orleans, LA); St. Benedict Cathedral (Evansville, IN); San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Mexico City, Mexico. Paul was selected as one of only nine student conductors chosen for the 2018 Southern Region American Choral Directors Association Conference student conducting masterclass.

An accomplished clarinetist, vocalist and conductor, Paul has previously served as the music director for the Eta Beta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Pembroke, NC) as well as fine arts chair, chorus and general music teacher at Spring Lake Middle School (Spring Lake, NC). ​He is currently the music director of the Carolina Sinfonian Chorus and the Deep River Singers. He will is pursuing his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou).