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Paul Alexander Gonzalez

Paul's career as a percussionist encompasses the fields of performance, composition and education. a Graduate of Sam Houston State University (B.M. in Music Education) and Berklee College of Music (B.M. in Film Scoring), Paul has taught numerous high school and competetive groups while performing and recording with a mutlitude of artists including: Chaka Kahn, Nelly Furtado, Richi Kotzen, Dave Samuels, Joy Enriquez, Cherie and many more. His sounds can be found on many albums, commercials, tv shows and films. Among his influences are Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Giovani Hidalgo, Horacin Hernandez and Buddy Rich.
After completing the Cherie/Clay Aiken summer tour (which was capped off with a television performance at the US Open on CBS), Paul Alexander Gonzalez is now touring with international pop superstar Paulina Rubio.

In The Field of Performance:
Paul has earned numerous awards which include Regional and State Winner of the P.A.S. International Drumset Competition (1991), Gretsch Drums Endorsement, AQUARIAN Drum Heads Endorsement, Regal Tip Endorsement, Gibraltar Hardware Endorsement, LP Percussion Endorsement, Berklee College of Music Percussion Department Achievement Award, Berklee B.E.S.T. and B.A.S. Scholarships, Most Outstanding Freshman, Junior, and Senior Musician Awards at Sam Houston State University, and making the Texas All State Band/Orchestra 3 out of his 4 years in High School. Some of the musicians he has had the pleasure of performing/recording with include: Chaka Kahn, Nelly Furtado, Richie Kotzen, Dave Samuels, Narada Michael Walden, Joy Enriquez, Lee Sklar, Cristian Castro, Louie Shelton, Carlos Vives, Jorge Calandrelli, Claudia Brant, Tony Campise, Casey Scheuerell, Dean Anderson, DJ Kane, Nicho Hinojosa, Cherie, Ziggy Marley, and Paulina Rubio. Paul has recorded and appeared on many albums as well as TV show cues, commercials, and films.
In The Field of Composition:
Paul scored the movie; E.L.M. - Entry Level Male, composed a 3-D animation short for the Motion Syndicate animation company (featuring scenes from Tekken 3), received an honorable mention in the PAS International Drumset Composition Contest (1991), composed music for Sam Houston State University (TX), Deer Park HS (TX), Huntsville HS (TX), Clear Brook HS (TX), and NorwoodHS (MA), and was commissioned to compose a percussion ensemble piece by the Brownsville Independent School District in Texas. Paul has several TV commercialand show cues, including work for Univision, UPN show 7 Days, and the FOX show Johnny Zero.

In The Field of Education:
Paul has taught numerous High Schools and competitive groups which include: East Coast Jazz Drum and Bugle Corp, NorwoodHS (1998 WGI New England Scholastic Open Indoor Marching Percussion Champions), Deer Park HS, Clear Brook HS, Clear Lake HS, Huntsville HS, and the Murray Hill Drum and Bugle Corp. He received the C.R. Hackney Award for Music Education. Paul has judged many Texas U.I.L. events including Solo and Ensemble Contests, High School Region Orchestra and Band Tryouts, and High School All-StateJazz Tryouts. He was chosen to teach the Massachusetts Lion's Club All-StateBand (1996), and co-taught the Sugar Bowl Half Time Marching Band with Fred Sanford (1994).
Paul has a B.M. in Music Education from Sam Houston State University, and a B.M. in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music (Summa Cum Laude). Paul is an Honor's Graduate from Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas.

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