Kevin Paul

Kevin Paul's Biography

Kevin Paul is an active trumpeter and educator in the Washington Metropolitan area. He has performed with many notable ensembles including the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Bach in Baltimore, Washington Concert Opera, and Post Classical Ensemble. As a soloist he has been featured with the National Concert Band of America, Maryland Symphony, The United States Army Field Band, and the United States Army Band Brass Ensemble. He is currently the Adjunct Trumpet Professor at Loyola University and the creator of Military Trumpet Jobs, the largest educational resource for military band auditions.

Kevin was one of six trumpeters to collaborate with the International Trumpet Guild, recording the first ever military band excerpt CD. He is currently one of the resident buglers and bugle coordinator for the National WW1 memorial in Washington D.C., where taps is performed every day at 5pm. As a current and former member of two different premier military bands, he has toured and performed in every state in the continental U.S. and abroad. He also regularly has the honor of performing for visiting dignitaries at The White House and participating in solemn ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

Before coming to Washington D.C., Kevin served as Acting Principal Trumpet of the China National Symphony in 2013. He attended the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he earned a master's degree in orchestral performance. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music. Kevin has studied with many current and former members of the New York Philharmonic including Vincent Penzarella, Tom Smith, Phil Smith, and former principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, Mark Gould. When not performing, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two lovely daughters.

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