Personnel Profile

Dr. Paul Hageman, Regents Professor, Department Chair, Jazz Studies

Dr. Paul Hageman

Paul Hageman is Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Jazz Studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  He is also co-director of the jazz program and directs Jazz Band I.  Dr. Hageman earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Louisiana Tech University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Arts degrees in Trombone Performance from the University of Northern Colorado.  Dr. Hageman has taught trombone, low brass and jazz at TAMUK since 1983, and was Director of Bands from 1989 to 1997.

Dr. Hageman is principal trombone with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Ballet Orchestra.  He has served TMEA Region XIV as Jazz Chairman and has been a jazz clinician for TMEA Regions XIV, XV and XXVIII.  In 1999, he was selected to direct the Texas All-State Community College Jazz Ensemble at the TMEA Convention.  Dr. Hageman is active as an adjudicator and regularly judges at marching band, concert band, and jazz band contests and festivals throughout Texas.  He writes musical arrangements for high school, college, and professional ensembles in the areas of marching band, concert band, and jazz ensemble music.

Ensembles directed by Dr. Hageman have performed in a wide variety of venues.  The "Pride of South Texas" Marching Band has performed at UIL Region XIV and XV Marching Contests and the UIL Area G Marching Contest.  In 1996, the marching band performed before an international audience on NBC television at the NBA All-Star Game at the Alamodome.  Under Hageman's direction, the Symphonic Band performed at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio in 1993.  Jazz Band I has also performed at the TMEA Convention in 1995, 2003, 2009, and 2013.  Jazz Band I has performed at the TAMUK Jazz Festival, the Coastal Bend Jazz Festival, the UT Longhorn Jazz Festival, the Texas Jazz Festival, the RioFest Jazz Festival, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, and the Mobile Jazz Festival.  In both 1997 and 1999, Jazz Band I was selected as one of eight college jazz bands invited to compete in the National Jazz Band Competition at the Mobile Jazz Festival.  In 2004, Jazz Band I was selected as the Winner of the College Big Band Category in the DownBeat Magazine 27th Annual Student Music Awards. Again in 2010, Jazz Band I was Runner-Up for the College Big Band Category in the DownBeat Magazine 33rd Annual Student Music Awards.

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Contact Information

Music Department
BMUS 113
MSC 174 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2806
fax: 361-593-2816
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