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EDUCATION

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 Virginia Commonwealth University's first Master of Music degree in Conducting Performance 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.

 

TRUMPET PERFORMANCE / CONDUCTING

Kevin 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. Kevin currently enjoys playing in a local brass chamber group.

 

ADMINISTRATION

After four years as a VA middle school Director of Bands, Kevin was the Conductors Guild’s Executive Director from 2000 until his departure in 2006 to become a full-time dad. While at the Conductors Guild, he transitioned its publications to electronic formats, expanded the website, and maintained consistently-balanced bugets. He oversaw all member services and events for 2000+ members and communicated with a 30-member volunteer Board and 20-member Advisory Council.

 

TEACHING / CONDUCTING

Since 1989, Kevin Paul has been teaching music to students at all levels, from elementary to graduate school, both publicly and privately (20 years+). In addition to maintaining a private trumpet studio, 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.

 

COMPOSITION / ARRANGING

He has composed works for Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble, and Concert Band; and has arranged over 120 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 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). March of the Chinchillas is also featured in the new publication Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Band (GIA Publications). Kevin is a member of ASCAP and recipient of its 2012 Plus award.

 

MUSIC PUBLISHING

He founded Waterton Brass Music™, a small independent brass music publishing company established in 2007 with nine of his early arrangements, and was its President until he transferred ownership and operations in April 2017. Its catalog includes over 200 publications by 40 composers and arrangers from eight countries. WBM averaged 29 publications per year with New Music accounting for over 23% of its catalog; and averaged 225 free titles given each year during 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the website was completely redesigned and, to reduce operating expenses, the decision was made to discontinue sales of printed music and only provide electronic publications. www.WatertonBrassMusic.com.

 

VOLUNTEER

Kevin has previously volunteered his services for several musically-relevant organizations, including The International Trumpet Guild (Internet Links Hub Editor) and The Southeastern Composers League (WebMaster & Hosting Provider).

 

NOTARY

Kevin is a commissioned Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a National Notary Association Certified Signing Agent. He is a member of several professional notary associations. www.LynchburgNotary.com

 

CURRENTLY

He has recently completed and published The Complete Guide To Collecting Composer Coins, 2nd Ed., with the editorial assistance of Mr. Alan Glasser, and runs the companion website www.ComposerCoins.com. He has also recently published Coins For Kids, Old Coins For Kids, Book 1 and Bullion Coins For Beginners. www.RKevinPaulBooks.com

Kevin Paul lives in Lynchburg, Va with his wife, Kathleen and sons, Noah & Tyler.

You can reach him with any questions or comments at rkevinpaul@gmail.com or use this website's contact page.




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Current & Former Professional Affiliations:

American Association of Notaries
American Composers Forum
American Numismatic Association

American Society of Notaries
American Symphony Orchestra League
ASCAP
College Music Society
Conductors Guild (formerly Executive Director)
International Trumpet Guild
MENC (now it's called something else)
National Band Association
National Education Association
Notary Law Institute
Numismatic Bibliomania Society
Numismatic Literary Guild

National Notary Association
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Theta Charter President '91)
Society of Composers
Southeastern Composers' League
Tri-M Music Honor Society (faculty life member)
Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association
Virginia Middle School Association
Virginia Music Educators Association