Paul Haas, a truly dynamic and innovative musician, composer, and conductor is the Founder and Artistic Director of Sympho, a New York-based contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the creation and performance of radically engaging musical experiences in unusual venues and unexpected contexts.

Haas is former Music Director of the acclaimed New York Youth Symphony and since 2010 has also been the Music Director of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), which has more than tripled its yearly budget since he began his tenure. As composer, Haas has been commissioned by iconic venues like the Park Avenue Armory and Rubin Museum in New York, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and the Anchorage Museum of Art in Alaska. He is a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School, where he studied orchestral conducting.

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