Skip to body


College of Arts and Humanities

Paul Bain

Wind Ensemble | Symphonic Winds | Symphonic Band | Marching Band | Basketball Band
Band Home | Wind Festival | Band Auditions

Associate Director of Bands

Paul Bain is Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education at CWU where he leads the instrumental music education program and conducts the CWU Symphonic Winds.

Prior to joining CWU, Paul taught in the public schools for 18 years. Most recently, he was Director of Bands at Graham Kapowsin High School for 13 years where his ensembles performed at numerous music educator conferences and collaborated with many university and international ensembles, including the Tamana High
School Girls Band from Tamana, Japan. Graham-Kapowsin and Tamana became sister bands in 2009 and have performed together nine times, three in Japan and six in America.

In addition to his work in the public schools, Bain was the musical director of the South Sound Symphonic Band, principal conductor for the Washington Ambassadors of Music and worked with the Tacoma Youth Symphony. He is a frequent clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator and has conducted numerous honor bands and performances across the country and internationally, including engagements in Japan, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

A Pacific Northwest native, Paul grew up in Puyallup, WA and was inspired to be a music educator by many of his music teachers and mentors. His primary conducting teachers are Raydell Bradley and Timothy Salzman. He attended Pacific Lutheran University (BME 1999) and the University of Washington (MM 2009).

Contact Paul Bain:

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.