Mr. William Pagan-Perez is committed to composing and publishing solo and chamber music for trombone and other wind instruments (brass and woodwinds). For him, it is a duty to provide academic, educative, and entertaining music that includes classical traditions with a touch of his Afro-Hispano-American heritage at many performing levels. Mr. Pagán-Pérez also composes music for large ensembles such as the Concert Band and the Youth Symphony Orchestras.
2023- Song of Dedication for Strings was premiered by the D. D. Eisenhower Elementary School students (Thanks to Dr. Alice Naeglae, strings teacher).
2023- Dreaming With Yauco was premiered by the beginner orchestra of Música 100 X 35 (Puerto Rico).
2023- Fanfare To Celebrate Hope was premiered by Trombonist Almaris Vázquez and Pianist Rafael Rodríguez at the Brass Day of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
2023- Dr. Donn Schaefer and the initiative Harmonic Revolution: Music For Change of the University of Utah School of Music commissioned Voices of Hope (for the trombone choir). Dr. Natalie Mannix and the Cramer Choir premiered Voices of Hope at the International Trombone Festival (Salt Lake City- 2023).
2023- Where the Eagles Soar! was premiered by the Melaleuca Elementary School's 4th Grade Band.
2023- Eagles' Waltz was premiered by the Melaleuca Elementary School's 5th Grade Band.
2023- Bachata Fanfare was premiered by the Melaleuca Elementary School's 5th Grade Band.
2023- En Mi Corazón was premiered by the beginner orchestra of Música 100 X 35 (Puerto Rico).
2022- Melaleuca's 5th Grade March was premiered by the Melaleuca Elementary School's 5th Grade Band.
2022- The following solo pieces with an accompaniment of a small wind ensemble were premiered at the Puertorrican Brass Fest 2022:
A small group of musicians from the San Germán Municipal Band conducted by Prof. Bartolo Vargas collaborated with the soloists.
2021- Guanina’s Ceremonial March was premiered by Maestro Amy J. Steiner and the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band (Today, it is the Buffalo Wind Symphony).
2021- Poema 2016 (for concert band) was streamed on YouTube by Maestro Miguel A. Rivera and the students of the Symphonic Band of Caguas (Escuela Libre de Música de Caguas, PR) because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
2021- Three Afro-Hispanic Movements was premiered by Dr. Luis F. Fred (trombonist), Dr. Tremon Kizer (conductor), and the University of Central Florida Symphonic Band.
2021- Obertura Tropical was premiered by The Porta Del Sol Trombone Ensemble.
2021- Fanfare and Jíbaro Theme was streamed on YouTube by Prof. Bartolo Vargas (conductor) and Camerata Porta Del Sol.
2021- Fanfare and Danceable Mood was streamed on YouTube by Prof. Bartolo Vargas (conductor) and Camerata Porta Del Sol.
2021- Mabodamaca's Meditation was streamed on YouTube by trombonist Nayib Gonzalez, Prof. Bartolo Vargas (conductor), and Camerata Porta Del Sol. It was a new arrangement.
2020- Dr. Nitai Pons recorded a demo video of Be Proud of Your Self! for trumpet and piano. This demo recording has some additional instruments, added using the Garage Band software. The recording is available on YouTube.
2020- Dr. Donn Schaefer and the initiative Harmonic Revolution: Music For Change of the University of Utah School of Music commissioned Justice Fanfare: A music piece to unite people in a good cause (for trombone choir) in a time of national turmoil and racial injustice. Please, read more on: https://www.trombone.net/newsitem/harmonic-revolution-music-for-change/ The Indiana University Trombone Choir (Carl Lenthe, and Kody Hartman, directors) and the Eastman Trombone Choir (Larry Zalkind, director) premiered Justice Fanfare in a Consortium on November 11, 2020. The Trombone Choir of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, The Porta Del Sol Trombone Ensemble, The Ellicott City Trombone Choir, The University of Missouri Trombone Choir, and the Razorbones (University of Arkansas) performed Justice Fanfare in their 2021 Virtual Concerts because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
2019- Trombonist Gregory Etzel (from Illinois) and the Peoria Municipal Band performed The Bo Guamo's Battle in their summer concert series.
2017- Sonatina for bass trombone and piano was premiered at the International Trombone Festival (Red Land- 2017) by trombonist Gerry Pagano.
2017- Sharellee (a single movement piece for trombone and piano) was premiered by trombonist Randy Román in a community concert sponsored by the Municipal Government of the Town of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
2017- Lady Sara was performed by trombonist Remberto Vazquez and Theme and Variations on "Duérmete mi niño were performed by trombonist Juan Solis-Padilla in a student’s concert at the Preparatory School of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
2017- Short Piece (for bass trombone and piano) was performed by Mr. Pagan-Perez in a faculty concert at the Preparatory School of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
2017- Violinist Veronica Quevedo made an adaptation of Four Pieces for the flute and electric bass and performed it in a faculty concert at the Preparatory School of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
2016- The first movement of Concertino for Trombone and Piano was performed by trombonist Luis F. Fred at the Trombone Festival of Costa Rica (2016).
2014- Himno por la juventud puertorriqueña for trombone quartet was premiered by beginners students of the Song and Wind Seminar of Puerto Rico.
2014- The Bo Guamo's Battle (for bass trombone and concert band) was premiered by trombonist Nayib Gonzalez and the Porta del Sol Wind Ensemble.
2013- Concertante Boricua No. 2 for bassoon and wind ensemble was dedicated to bassoonist Heather Ainsworth-Dobbins, who performed the piece on many occasions including presentations (Soul Ross State University - 2013, and Washington and Lee University - 2019).
2013- Mabodamaca's Meditation was performed by Mr. Pagan-Perez in collaboration with the Porta del Sol Wind Ensemble.
2013- “Mi combo sabroso" for the earlier-intermediate level brass quintet was premiered by students of the Song and Wind Seminar of Puerto Rico. Later the piece was performed by students of the Escuela Libre de Música de Arecibo.
2013- Fanfare for the Common Teenager (for concert band) was premiered by the Porta del Sol Wind Ensemble. Other concert bands from Puerto Rico performed the piece too: the Preparatory Concert Band (Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico), the San German Municipal Band, the Concert Band of the University of Puerto Rico (Ponce Campus), and the Concert Band of the Escuela Libre de Música de Mayagüez.
2012- Lady Sara for trombone, guiro, and piano was premiered in 2012 by Trombonist Christopher Dobbins at Soul Ross State University.
Literature reviewers from the International Trombone Association wrote reviews with notes, critics, and advice for some pieces. Please, feel free to visit the Association website to read them:
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Mr. William Pagán-Pérez teaches General Music (K- 2nd) and Band (3rd- 5th) at Melaleuca Elementary School (Palm Beach County, FL). Previously, Mr. Pagan-Perez was a public school music teacher in Buffalo (New York). Also, Mr. Pagan-Perez is a former trombone instructor and history of music Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Mr. Pagan-Perez taught trombone, euphonium, and music theory at the Preparatory School of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, and trombone at the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras Campus). As a music teacher, Mr. Pagan Perez taught music instruments, and music theory, and conducted beginners and intermediates youth symphony orchestras and concert bands at Programa de Orquestas Sinfónicas Juveniles de Puerto Rico (POSJU), the System of Youth Orchestras and Choirs- Música 100 X 35, and the Secondary School (UHS) of the University of Puerto Rico.
He is a member of the Association of Concert Bands, and the International Trombone Association.
From 2019 to 2022, Mr. Pagán-Pérez was a trombonist of the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band (Today’s The Buffalo Wind Symphony).
Sometime from 2000 to 2009, Mr. Pagán-Pérez collaborated as a trombonist with different orchestras, concert bands, ensembles, and organizations from Puerto Rico and the United States: Concert Band of Puerto Rico, The Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, The Casal’s Festival of Puerto Rico, the Sinfonietta Orchestra (Puerto Rico), the Guillermo Figueroa Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bayamón (Puerto Rico), The Chilling Trombone Ensemble, the Summit Brass, and Santa Bernardita Production Company (The Sound of Music, The King and I, and The Fiddle on the Roof).
William Pagán-Pérez has a Master's Degree in Music Performance- Trombone (2009) from the University of Utah, a Brass Instruments Performance Certificate (2006) and a Bachelor's Degree in Music (Education / Trombone- 2003) from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
His main Trombone Teachers were Dr. Luis F. Fred, Dr. Donn Schaefer, Prof. Ramón Serra.
Mentors: Prof. Bartolo Vargas, Prof. Larry Zalkind, Prof. Rubén Ramirez, Prof. Roberto Ramirez, Prof. Miguel Rivera, Prof. Armando L. Ramirez.
Mr. Pagán-Pérez was a participant of the Northwestern University's Trombone Master Classes, the College Audition Preparation Workshop (Bloomington, IN), the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (Denver, CO), and the Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival of the Americas (FOSJA).
He was born in Puerto Rico (a territory of United States of America) in 1976. He grew up in the town of Yauco, where he learned to be a musician in a Public School Band Program with Mr. Francisco Pérez, Mr. Felix R. Valedón, and Ms. Keyla Cruz.