Moravian College Choral Music is under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, who joined the college music department as an assistant professor in August 1994. In addition to directing the choral ensembles, Zerkle teaches conducting, women in music, musicianship, and vocal techniques. She is the faculty advisor to Delta Omicron, an international music honors fraternity.
Zerkle is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Music and French. She received two M.M. degrees in choral and orchestral conducting from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has a doctorate in choral music from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
She is a frequent guest conductor and clinician for choral festivals and workshops in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Before coming to Moravian, she taught and conducted at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.