Staff Bios

Paulo Carmelo

Paulo Carmelo



Paulo Carmelo is an up-and-coming violinist and music educator. He studied violin under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Doering and chamber music with Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst. He is currently studying with Professor Andrea Byers at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music where he will get his degree in both Violin Performance and Music Education. He hopes to one day become a well-known violin pedagogue, music teacher, and musician.

Paulo Carmelo has served as Concert Master of the Clovis High String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has also served as Principal Violinist for the FPU String Ensemble and First Violinist of the FPU University String Quartet. He has been a part of the FMCMEA Honor Orchestra as Principal Second, CODA Honor Orchestra, and Youth Orchestras of Fresno. Paulo has competed in competitions including Kings County Solo Competition, CMEA Solo Ensemble, and the Fresno ASTA Competition.

Paulo Carmelo is a recipient of the Hildred Minich Scholarship, Clovis High's Maestro Award, Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Award, and National School Orchestra Award. He is currently a violinist in the Symphony Orchestra at CSULB, an active chamber musician, and the first violinist of the Sunset Quartet.

Hometown: Clovis, CA

Musical Background: My love for the violin started at a young age and it wasn't until I was in 6th grade that I got to play one for the first time. I spend countless nights playing and learning on my own. A couple of years later I began my formal training and took my very first violin lessons.

Once I began taking lessons, my love for the instrument grew, and my interest in violin pedagogy began. I wanted to learn the ins and outs of playing the violin and viola. After a few years, I was able to apply my studies into practice when I started my own violin studio at 15 years old. My studio started off with two students and later grew into twelve, I was ecstatic!

At the same time, my love for performing ignited. I began playing for family and friends then I started participating in local and state orchestras. I even began competing in competitions within my area. Ultimately, my love for music was rooted in playing chamber music with others.

School: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (2019-)

Years Teaching: Seven Years of Teaching!

Hobbies: Drawing, Dancing, and Traveling!

Message To You: I hope that as your music teacher I am able to help you grow as a musician and help you love your instrument. I look forward to working with you!