Music Department

Paul Bara

Paul Bara teaches Applied Trombone and Tuba.

Accomplishments include:

  • Paul studied under Ardash Marderosian at Roosevelt University in Chicago where he earned his BM in 1978
  • While in Chicago, he performed with the Grant Park Symphony
  • His studies continued in New York with John Swallow and Per Brevig
  • Principal trombonist with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra from 1980 to 1992
  • In 1994, Mr. Bara became a founding member of Brassworks 4 and continues to perform, arrange and compose for this outstanding quartet.
  • In 1997, Brassworks 4 was heard worldwide on Public Radio¹s West Coast Live from San Francisco.
  • Mr. Bara performs regularly with Music in the Mountains and San Juan Symphony

As a freelance player, Paul has performed with:

  • New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
  • United Nations Symphony
  • Brooklyn College Symphony
  • New York Festival Orchestra
  • Riverside Orchestra
  • New York Mahlerites
  • Hoboken Chamber Orchestra
  • The Big Band Swing Machine
  • Numerous Off-Broadway productions

Contact Information:
Jones Hall 212
Phone: (970) 247-7447
bara_p@fortlewis.edu

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