Paul Keohone


From Kilmarnock, Scotland, Paul is a conductor, singer and vocal coach living in Glasgow.

In November 2021 he was appointed Musical Director of the City of Glasgow Chorus and in November 2022 made his orchestral conducting debut with the CGC and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera at Glasgow City Halls, conducting Mozart’s Requiem and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass.

Paul studied singing at the Royal College of Music, London and has worked with Scottish Opera, English National  Opera, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Opera West (Norway), Opera de Nancy, Théâtre du Châtelet and Les Arts Florissants (Paris), and at countless Festivals from Edinburgh to Bermuda.  He has worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Opera Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Peking Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, and recorded with EMI, Naxos, Chandos and Deutsche Grammophon record labels. He sang the British Premier of composer Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “When I Woke” Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for his performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’ “8 Songs for a Mad King”. 

Paul teaches singing at The High School of Glasgow, and works as a vocal coach with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, The National Boys Choir and at the world famous Eton Choral Course. (now known as The Rodolphus Foundation Choral Course). He conducts choral and performance workshops with many other choirs including The Glasgow Youth Choir and The Peninsula Choir.  He has worked with the clown doctors at Hearts and Minds, a Scottish charity that use skills in clowning to help children in hospital and people living with dementia. As well as this, he has led workshops with NHS Scotland and Edinburgh University in a joint project with Glasgow’s Roma Communities in using singing to build bridges with Roma people and their communities. He has also worked as vocal coach with The National Theatre of Scotland, most recently on the play “Midsummer” which was performed at The Edinburgh International Festival.

In 2004 Paul was made an honorary member of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society for his contribution to the artistic life of The Mackintosh Church, Queens Cross.


Associate of The Royal College of Music A.R.C.M
Diploma of The Royal College of Music Dip R.C.M
Associate of The London College of Music A.L.C.M
Licentiate of The London College of Music L.L.C.M

Other Relevant Qualifications
Cert TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages