Paul Casey is a successful performing musician, Instructor, arranger and adjudicator in Southern California. He has had the privilege of studying percussion under Vera Daehlin and Ken McGrath while studying music education at Pepperdine University. 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 Drumline.
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 four consecutive American Drumline 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. Besides his private students, his current teaching credits include: Poway HS, Mt. Carmel HS, Twin Peaks Middle School and Bernardo Heights Middle School.
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 has performed nationally and internationally with a very diverse group of ensembles. 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 Drumline; 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.