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Paul Shewan

Paul Shewan
Paul Shewan

Joined the RPO in 1998

Paul Shewan has been a member of the RPO trumpet section since 1998. He also is a frequent guest conductor with the RPO, including the RPO’s inaugural side-by-side concert with community members in February 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Roberts Wesleyan and a master’s degree in trumpet performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music. He completed the doctoral degree in conducting from the Eastman School in 2004 where he has returned as a visiting associate professor of conducting and ensembles.

As professor of instrumental music at Roberts Wesleyan College, he conducts the orchestra and wind ensemble, and teaches trumpet and instrumental conducting. At the Eastman School, Shewan studied conducting with Mendi Rodan, Neil Varon, Donald Hunsberger, and Mark Scatterday. He has conducted the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Concordia Santa Fe (New Mexico), the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Shewan has performed frequently with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Solo appearances include performances of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the Equinox Symphony, J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with members of the RPO and live broadcasts on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM radio’s Noontime at Hochstein (trumpet and conducting).    

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