Hailed as "an artist beyond his time" (John Corigliano) concert saxophonist, Don-Paul Kahl has performed and toured throughout the United States, France, and Australia as well as in Japan, Scotland, Thailand, Italy, and Malaysia. He has appeared as soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra, the University of Florida Wind Symphony, and the Susquehanna University Orchestra. Don-Paul was a prize winner at the prestigious 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. He was also awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for academic study in Paris, France for the 2013-2014 year. Other awards include prize winner of the 2013 Marco Fiorindo Chamber Music Competition, Vivian E. Steel Soloist Competition, University of Florida Concerto Competition, and the Susquehanna University Concerto Competition.
As an educator and pedagogue he has held teaching positions at the College of Central Florida and the University of Florida. He is currently on the faculty at the Susquehanna University High School Wind Ensemble Institute as well as the assistant to Jean-Michel Goury. Don-Paul has completed coursework and earned degrees from Susquehanna University (BM), and the University of Florida (MM). He is currently completing coursework at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régionale de Boulogne-Billancourt (Artists Diploma). His primary mentors and teachers are Gail B. Levinsky, Geoffrey Deibel, Jonathan Helton, and Jean-Michel Goury, with additional studies with Frederick L. Hemke.