Professor Paul T. Kwami is Musical Director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. He was born in Ghana, West Africa where he studied at the National Academy of Music. He graduated from Fisk University, followed by a master’s degree in music from Western Michigan University. In 1994, he became the musical director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers and a full-time Fisk music faculty. Kwami received the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in conducting from the American Conservatory of Music.
Under his leadership the ensemble has received several awards including the first GRAMMY® Award, a Dove Award, the Recording Academy Honors, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Music City Walk of Fame. The ensemble also received the 2008 National Medal of the Arts. He is the Executive Producer of the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ recording entitled Rise, Shine, Fisk Jubilee Singers Live in Concert and Co-Executive Producer of In Bright Mansions and Fisk Jubilee Singers® Celebrating Fisk! the 150th Anniversary album. Kwami recently made his conducting debut in Carnegie Hall.