- D.M.A., Flute Performance, University of North Texas
- M.M., Flute Performance, University of North Texas
- B.A., Music, University of Maryland
Dr. Paula Nelson teaches applied flute lessons and directs the Heavenly High Notes Flute Choir. In addition to teaching at Immaculata, she is on the faculty of Elizabethtown College and The Music School of Delaware, where she also serves as music theory department head. She has taught at West Chester University and the University of Delaware.
She received D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in flute performance from the University of North Texas, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. Her teachers include Mary Karen Clardy, William Montgomery, Kathleen Chastain, and James Walker.
A former member of the Irving (TX) Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Nelson has performed with the Allentown and Pottstown Symphony Orchestras, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, the Wilmington Community Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. Dr. Nelson has performed at the National Flute Association Convention as well as in various solo and chamber music recitals in the greater Philadelphia area, including with the Nelson-Sessler flute and classical guitar duo. Dr. Nelson has published articles in Flute Talk magazine.