William Pagán-Pérez
Bass Trombone - Music Educator - Composer



William Pagán-Pérez- Has a Master Degree in Music Performance- Trombone (2009) from the University of Utah, a Brass Instruments Performance Certificate (2006) and a Bachelor Degree in Music- Education / Trombone (2003) from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.

Mr. William Pagán-Pérez was the trombone professor, a music theory teacher, and students orchestras assistant conductor of Preparatory School of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico from August 2004 to December 2007. Also, Mr. Pagán-Pérez was the orchestras conductor, trombone and music theory teacher of the Nemesio R. Canales Orchestras Center for the Youth Orchestra Program of Puerto Rico (POSJU) of the Musical Art Corporation. On 2010, he was the low brass professor of the System of Youth Orchestras and Choirs- "Música 100 X 35" Pilot Program of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Same year, Professor Pagán-Pérez worked in the Secondary School (UHS) of the University of Puerto Rico as the Band Program Director. From January, 2011 to June, 2012, he was the academic-music director and administrator of the System of Youth Orchestras and Choirs- "Música 100 X 35" in Guayama City. Mr. Pagán-Pérez is the assistant director and faculty of the Song and Wind Brass Instruments Seminar, offered in many educative institution in Puerto Rico. 

As a bass trombone student, Mr. Pagán-Pérez has been presented as a soloist, chamber music musician, and as ensembles musician in the different concerts series of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, as is the Family Concert Series that is broadcasted every Sundays on the Allegro 91.3 FM Radios Station. As a Professional Musician, William Pagán-Pérez played the bass trombone in different Puerto Ricans Orchestras and Ensembles: Puerto Rico State Concert Band (as substitute musician), The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (as an additional musician and substitute), Casal Festival of Puerto Rico Orchestra (as an additional musician), Sinfonietta Orchestra (as substitute), Camerata Philharmonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico (as bass trombonist in the symphonic version). Also, Mr. Pagán-Pérez was the bass trombonist of the Gillermo Figueroa Chamber Orchestra of the Bayamón City for two seasons. Also, Mr. Pagán-Pérez was an extra musician of the Summit Brass (Ensemble) in two concerts on Denver (July, 2008 and 2009). He was participant of the Northwestern University's Trombone Master Classes with the famous trombonist Michael Mulcahy (july, 2009).

Mr. Pagán-Pérez was the bass trombonist of many "Broadway Shows" with the Santa Bernardita Production Company: The Sound of Music (2004- 05), The King and I (2006), The Fiddle on the Roof (2007). In chamber music, he played many concert with: University of Puerto Rico Choirs, "Coro de Nińos de San Juan, Coral Filamónica de San Juan, Programa Educativo de Conoce Tu Orquesta Brass Quintet (PEDCO)" and the Borinquen Brass Ensemble. As trombone student, Mr. Pagán-Pérez participated in many master classes with different trombonists and teachers: Luis Fred (Puerto Rico Symphony Orch.), David Finlayson (New York Philharmonic Orch.), M. Dee Stewart (Indiana University), Jaime Morales, Larry Zalkind (The Utah Symphony Orch.), John Lofton (Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Joseph Martin (University of Denver). Also, he was student of the Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival of the Americas in Puerto Rico (June 2001 and 2002), The College Audition Preparation Workshop of the Indiana University, the Michael Mulcahy Artistic Residency Seminar at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico (2007) and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver, CO (2008- 2009).

World Premiers where Mr. Pagán-Pérez participated: Roberto Milano's Requiem 9/11 Mass with the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico Concert Band, and the José Daniel Sandín's "Cimetiere Pere Lachaise" concerto for bass trombón and string orchestra (as the soloist bass trombone), both in 2002. In 2003, Mr. Juan Carlos Cardonas, Jerry Rivas, Daniel Vega, and William Pagán-Pérez founded The Chilling Trombone Ensemble, to play recitals, and taught clinics and conferences in many Puerto Rican High and Middles Schools.

Actually, Mr. Pagán-Pérez is teaching trombone at University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras Campus).