William Paul Freeman
Billed on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Guy Show with Lino Rulli as the future of Catholic church music, William Paul Freeman is an organist, music director, and music educator based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. An accomplished liturgical organist and conductor, Freeman is currently the Director of Music at Guardian Angel Cathedral and Director of Music, Liturgy, and Communications at Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church.
Outside of his busy schedule as a church organist and music director, William is the Director of Guitar Studies at The Mojave High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada. At Mojave, he has been recognized for his work to foster more culturally relevant music education in the at-risk school environment. In 2018, his students were selected to perform for the Nevada Department of Education’s State Superintendents’ Conference to highlight multi-cultural programming opportunities.
William holds an undergraduate degree in music and business from The Canisius College of Buffalo. He is a graduate, with academic distinction, of National University with a Master of Education. William is also a graduate of Western Governors University with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration as well as a Master of Business Administration. He holds a Certificate of Roman Catholic Theology in Liturgy with a Liturgical Music concentration from the University of Notre Dame. His primary teachers include Roland E. Martin, Frank Scinta, Larry Eason, and Carole Harris. He has also completed musical studies at the Eastman School of Music, Harvard University, George Mason University, and UNLV. He is currently pursuing his doctorate and specialist degrees from Saint Leo University in Florida.
His professional affiliations include the American Guild of Organists (where he is serving his second term as Sub-Dean), Music Teachers National Association, National Pastoral Musicians, Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, and the American Choral Directors’ Association. He is the founding chapter director for the Diocese of Las Vegas National Pastoral Musicians Chapter.
Freeman currently resides in Henderson, Nevada with his wife, Jovita Rose, a pharmacist, and their cocker spaniel, Peanut.