Br. John-Bede Pauley is a PhD candidate in Musicology from Durham University. Before transferring to Durham, he engaged in two years of doctoral work in musicology and music theory pedagogy at Indiana University, Bloomington. His areas of research interest are nineteenth- and twentieth-century British music and the relation of music to theology and liturgy.
Br. John-Bede has an M. M. in Vocal Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. He has studied voice with Carolyn Finley, Elizabeth Mannion, Elem Eley, and John de Haan.
During Br. John-Bede's studies at Westminster Choir College , he made the transition from baritone to countertenor. While still a baritone, he performed the roles of Don Alhambra in The Gondoliers and The Learned Judge in Trial by Jury (CSB/SJU Opera Workshop). He also performed the role of Col. Calverly in the St. Cloud, Minnesota Quite Light Opera's production of Patience. As a countertenor, he held church choir positions at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, Indiana. While studying musicology at Indiana University, he sang the alto part in the Evangelist quartet in the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble's 2005 performance of Arvo Pärt's Passio and was part of that same ensemble's 2006 premiere performance of James MacMillan's Sun-Dogs. During his residency at Durham University as a research postgraduate, he sang in the chapel choir of University College (Castle).
Master of Music, Vocal Pedagogy - Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton - 2003
Master of Arts, Theology - St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota - 1998
Juris Doctor - University of Maryland at Baltimore - 1984
Bachelor of Arts, French/International Studies - Texas State University at San Marcos - 1981