R. Kevin Paul
R. Kevin Paul, a Virginia native born in 1971, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Education from Radford University in 1993 where he conducted several university ensembles and performed as a trumpeter in most, including a nominated undergraduate honors recital.
He earned the university's first Master of Music degree in Conducting Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996 where he served as Director of the University Band and Pep Band, graduate teaching assistant for the Wind Ensemble, and interim graduate teaching assistant for the Choral Arts Society. He also served as principal trumpet of the VCU Symphony & Opera Orchestras.
Mr. Paul served the Richmond Community as a member of several brass quintets, Principal Trumpet of the Richmond Philharmonic, Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Richmond Symphonic Winds, and trumpeter with the Petersburg Symphony and other chamber ensembles. He founded the Richmond Brass Consort, Richmond’s only large brass & percussion ensemble, and was its Conductor/Music Director until he left Richmond in 2000. After four years as a middle school Director of Bands, Mr. Paul was the Conductors Guild’s Executive Director from 2000 until his departure in 2006 to become a full-time dad.
Since 1989, Kevin Paul has been teaching music to students at all levels, from elementary to graduate school, both publicly and privately (20 years+). He was the trumpet instructor for the RU Community Arts School and the VCU Community School for the Performing Arts. He has served as a middle school Band Director in the Virginia Public Schools; and part-time member of the music faculties of SweetBriar College (Va) and Lynchburg College (Va) where he was Trumpet Instructor and Director of the Brass Ensemble. He has conducted several high school and middle school bands and has adjudicated many festivals, competitions, and entrance auditions.
He has composed works for Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, and Concert Band; and has arranged over 110 works for Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble. Two of his works for brass quintet were featured on a program at Radford University's "New Horizons" concert in October 2010. His most recent collaboration is Appalachian Hymnsong (brass quintet), a new commission by da Capo Brass (NC), premiered by the same group in March 2011 and being included on their debut album by Delos. His March Of The Chinchillas (young concert band) is published by Grand Mesa Music (2011), and was performed at the 2011 MidWest Clinic by the Farmington Jr. High Sumphonic Band (Utah). Mr. Paul is a member of ASCAP and recipient of its 2012 Plus award.
He is President and Founder of Waterton Brass Music™, a small independent brass music publishing company (est. 2007) with a catalog of over 200 publications from 40 composers and arrangers.
Kevin Paul lives in Lynchburg, Va with his wife, Kathleen and sons, Noah & Tyler.
You can reach him with any questions or comments at email@example.com
Current* & Former Professionally Relevant Affiliations:
*American Composers Forum
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
*Conductors Guild (formerly Executive Director)
*International Trumpet Guild (Website Links Hub Editor, volunteer)
National Band Association
National Education Association
*Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Theta Charter President)
*Society of Composers
*Southeastern Composers' League (Web Master, volunteer)
Tri-M Music Honor Society (faculty)
Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association
Virginia Middle School Association
Virginia Music Educators Association