Hi! My name is Paul. I recently graduated from Arizona State University with my Master of Music in Performance. I will be returning to ASU this fall to start my studies for the Doctor of Music Arts program in performance.
As an educator, I have several years of teaching in a private setting. I also have experience working in public schools for short, one-on-one lessons and larger master classes on trombone. I also have experience as a teaching assistant for music theory (University of Idaho).
I have a wide array of performance experience. I was a tenured member of the Washington-Idaho Symphony on bass trombone for five years. I left to pursue my Masters degree from ASU. Other orchestral experience includes several Summer Pops concerts with the Great Falls Symphony, some featured artists such as Kansas and Charlie Daniels. I have spent several years playing in jazz bands, Jazz I from the University of Idaho and Concert Jazz Band from ASU. I recently performed with the Concert Jazz Band at Highland Jazz Festival where we featured Wayne Bergeron and Andy Martin.
All performances with the Great Falls Symphony were for Summer Pops concerts. I played both tenor and bass trombone chairs.
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