Paul Casey is a successful performing musician, instructor, arranger and adjudicator based in San Diego, California. While studying music education at Pepperdine University, he had the privilege of studying percussion under Vera Daehlin and Ken McGrath . Paul also studied Information and Decision Systems at San Diego State University where he was the co-founder and assistant director for the 2000 and 2001 San Diego State Indoor Drum Line.
From 2005 - 2010, Paul served as the Director, Program Coordinator and arranger for Alternative Percussion Ensemble based in San Diego, CA. Alternative had many successes in their six year history including several WGI regional championships, four consecutive American Drum Line Association championship titles (2005 - 2008), a silver medal (2009) and gold medal (2010) at SCPA Championships, and were Independent Open finalists at WGI Championships in 2009 and 2010. Prior to Alternative, Paul served as the Percussion Caption Head/ Arranger for the San Diego Alliance Drum & Bugle Corps (2001—2003). In 2004, he joined the staff of Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps where he served as snare technician. Paul is a well known instructor throughout Southern California and has worked for some of the most prestigious programs in San Diego County including Mt Carmel HS, Poway HS, Rancho Bernardo HS, and Helix HS.
Paul has been arranging for percussion since 1996. His arrangements have been performed by numerous high schools, colleges, and drum corps across the United States including Poway HS, Mt. Carmel HS, Helix HS, Boerne-Champion HS (TX), C. Leon King HS (FL), San Diego State University, Alternative Percussion Ensemble, and the San Diego Alliance Drum & Bugle Corps.
Paul’s performance credits include: Pepperdine University Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Opera Work Shop, Into the Woods, and Guys and Dolls; San Diego State University Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Indoor Drum Line; Liquid Blue, Pop Rox, BetaMaxx,The J. Brady Trio, The Jazz Connection as well as numerous session gigs and guest appearances with San Diego and Los Angeles based bands.
His professional affiliations include the American Drum Line Association (vice president, adjudicator), Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (adjudicator), and the Percussive Arts Society. Paul recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity and is excited about exploring this new field.