G. Paul Broomhead graduated from Brigham Young University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in music education and in 1990 with a master's degree in music education. He received a PhD in music education from the University of Washington in 1999.
Since 1987, Broomhead has taught junior high choir and general music, high school choir, and collegiate music education. In addition to teacher training, he contributes to the field of music education as an active researcher, having published articles in Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and Update. He also writes frequently for the Utah Music Educators Journal. Off campus, Broomhead travels throughout the region as a popular adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor.
Broomhead served as Music Education Division Coordinator in the School of Music at BYU, and is currently a music professor. He further serves as a member of the Rank and Status Committee in the School of Music, the Arts Education Group in the College of Fine and Communications, and the Secondary Design Group in the School of Education. He also acts as advisor to the BYU CMENC organization (Collegiate Music Educators National Conference).
Broomhead has served as MENC Western Division Collegiate Chair and devoted two terms as MENC National Chair of the Instructional Strategies SRIG (Special Research Interest Group). He also acted as Higher Education Vice President and Collegiate Chair for the Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA). He has presented at numerous state conferences including Music Educators Association conventions in Utah, Idaho and Washington. He also presented at the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), National Reading Conference (NRC), and College Reading Association (CRA) national conventions.
In 2013, Broomhead presented at the annual conference of the Utah Music Educators Association. His lecture was entitled, Breadth and Specialization in a world made for Music Education.