A native North Carolinian, Paul L. Anderson II (PLA2) is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri School of Music (Mizzou). At Mizzou, his responsibilities include program support and assisting in preparing choirs for performance. He also conducts Hitt Street Harmony, an auditioned chamber vocal ensemble specializing in traditional vocal jazz repertoire, contemporary popular music, and a cappella arrangements.
Paul also serves as the founding director of the Deep River Singers, a choral ensemble that promotes the performance, education, and preservation of Negro Spirituals. Previously he served as music director of the Eta Beta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Pembroke, NC), fine arts chair and choral director at Spring Lake Middle School (Spring Lake, NC), and conductor of the Carolina Sinfonians Chorus (Fayetteville, NC). In 2021 he was presented the Ander J. Dunham Educator of the Year Award by the Spring Lake Kiwanis Club and in 2023 was honored with the inaugural Black Excellence in Music Award by the University of Missouri School of Music.
Paul holds a degree in Music Education with a dual emphasis in choral and instrumental studies from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the American Choral Directors Association. He previously served as a member of the executive board of the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.