In 2014, professor Paul founded the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators (IFC3), an innovative, new venue created to celebrate wind music. Through a variety of artistic experiences—including a conducting workshop, public performances, a composers’ symposium, professional recording opportunities, and a lecture series—IFC3 aims to support and enhance the collaboration between three key contributors to the development and advancement of wind band literature–wind conductors, composers, and performers. In June 2015, IFC3 released its first CD, Launch! Beginning in summer 2016, professor Paul, who serves as IFC3 artistic director and conductor, will host IFC3 at IUP.
Professor Paul maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician, conducting a myriad of high school honor bands and collegiate ensembles throughout the United States and internationally. His commitment to new music has resulted in commissions from leading American composers, including Libby Larsen, Carter Pann, and Dan Welcher. In addition, he has published several articles in the Journal of Band Research and is co-author of Winds and Hymns: Resource Guide to Hymns, Chorales, and Spirituals in Select Wind Band Literature, published by Meredith Music.
Professor Paul is immediate past president of the College Band Directors National Association Northwest Division. Additional professional affiliations include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, the National Association for Music Education, and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
Timothy A. Paul holds the DMA in wind band conducting and literature from the University of Colorado and the MM in music education from Florida State University. He also attended the North Carolina School of the Arts as a post-baccalaureate student, where he studied horn performance and conducting.
Ensembles under professor Paul's direction have performed at the Northwest NAfME Biennial Conference, the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Southern Division CBDNA/NBA Conference, the NAfME Southern Division Conference, the Oregon Music Education Association Conference, the Tri-State Band Festival, the Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the All-South Music Institute. Selected honors and awards include the Phi Beta Mu Florida Chapter’s Distinguished Director Award, John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Flag of Honor, and national winner of the UMI/ASBDA Distinguished Young Band Director’s Award.
Robert Litton, One for All (2000)
Vincent Persichetti, Symphony for Band, Op. 69 (1956)
I. Adagio; Allegro
II. Adagio sostenuto
Charles Ives, Postlude in F (1895/1991)
arr. Kenneth Singleton
Carter Pann, Richard and Renée (2010)
II. Floyd's Fantastic Five-Alarm Foxy Frolic
Jack Stamp, Prayers for a Troubled Nation (2017)
CBDNA Eastern Division Premiere
David Martynuik, Suite from Bodas de sangre (2018)
III. Woodcutter's Fandango
Martin Ellerby, Paris Sketches (1994)
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble is the university’s premier concert wind group and is dedicated to the pursuit of music excellence through the performance of the finest wind repertoire. It has a long history of commissioning new music, and continues to premiere works by noted wind band composers.
Founded in 1960, the Wind Ensemble has performed at numerous invited venues, including NAfME and College Band Directors conferences, as well as a myriad of schools across Pennsylvania and the northeast. In addition, the ensemble has won wide acclaim for its multiple compact disc recordings.
Graduates of the IUP Wind Ensemble hold positions in professional ensembles and serve as noted conductors and educators throughout the country. The IUP Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Timothy Paul, is open to all IUP students by audition.